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Jordan River Anderson, the Messenger

True North | True North | High School Outreach

Left to languish in a hospital for all of his short life while government agencies ducked responsibility, Jordan River Anderson would ultimately leave behind a legacy for Indigenous children. However, Jordan’s Principle - which declares that First Nations children must receive equitable access to services - might’ve been an empty gesture if not for activists’ dogged efforts to hold the Canadian government to its word. In turns infuriating and empowering, Alanis Obomsawin’s 53rd film is essential viewing.

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Director Alanis Obomsawin
Country of Origin: Canada
Year: 2019
Running Time: 66 mins
Format: DCP
Classification: G
Language:In English, Cree
Related Links: Clip 1
Executive Producer: Annette Clarke
Producer: Alanis Obomsawin
Screenwriter: Alanis Obomsawin
Cinematographer: Maarten Kroonenburg, Ben Low, Pedro Ruiz, Kent Nason, René Sioui Labelle, Martin Duckworth
Editor: Alison Burns
Music: Lauren Bélec, Michel Dubeau
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada
Distributor: National Film Board of Canada

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