This year marks the 19th annual Imaginative festival held in Toronto on Oct 17 – 24th.
Tell us about your project!
This is a project which focuses on First Nation youth from Vancouver Island who are destined for the world’s largest outrigger canoe race in Hawaii 2017. The youth who are guided by parents and elders through the rigours of commitment, training and discipline must fight the challenges of our past to prove they have what it takes to make it to Hawaii.
What did you want people to take away from this film?
I want people to know that we are out there (indigenous people). We are working to create new opportunities for success for our youth. The hard work and dedication pays off when you are supported by your communities
Were there any challenges you had to overcome while creating this project?
Budget! Of course! It takes funds to tell these types of stories. As well, for our people to believe in what you are trying to portray to our
How did the support from Creative BC help you create this film?
To be honest, the help was such a welcomed gift. We would not have completed the film without Creative BC…so thank you so much! xo
What other BC creators inspire you? How so?
Any independent Indigenous producer in BC is gold. Why? Because we are commodity that is not yet been unearthed, like an old diamond waiting to be discovered.