Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again

Short Forum

Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again shares the powerful story of Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for more than two decades to challenge sex discrimination against First Nations women embedded in Canada’s Indian Act and became a key figure in Canada’s women’s rights movement.

Screens in program VIFF Short Forum: Programme 1

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Courtney Montour
Executive Producer Annette Clarke
Producer Kat Baulu, Ariel Nasr
Screenwriter Courtney Montour
Cinematographer Sylvaine Dufaux
Editor Annie Jean
Music alaska B, Ange Loft
Production Company National Film Board of Canada
Contact National Film Board of Canada
Canada 2021 34 min. In English and French Trailer


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Courtney Montour is Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) from Kahnawake. She works in the documentary film and digital media fields exploring issues of Indigenous identity. She directed, wrote, and co-produced Flat Rocks (2017), a short documentary revealing how the development of Canada’s St. Lawrence Seaway forever changed the landscape and the livelihood of the Kahnawake Mohawk community. Her first documentary, Sex Spirit Strength, won Best of Festival and the Emerging Filmmaker award at the 2016 Yorkton Film Festival. She has directed episodes for several documentary series including Mohawk Ironworkers (2016) and Skindigenous (2021).

Photo: © Liam Maloney