Evan's Drum

Short Forum

In this intimate look at Inuit family and culture, seven year-old Evan Winters from Happy Valley-Goose Bay learns the once-lost tradition of Labrador Inuit drum dancing from his mom.

Screens in program VIFF Short Forum: Programme 4

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Ossie Michelin
Executive Producer Annette Clarke
Producer Kat Baulu, Rohan Fernando, Latonia Hartery
Screenwriter Ossie Michelin
Cinematographer Duncan de Young, Sylvaine Dufaux
Editor Meiyen Chan
Music Judith Gruber-Stitzer
Production Company National Film Board of Canada
Contact National Film Board of Canada
Canada 2021 15 min. In English, French and Inuktitut Clip 1 | Clip 2 | Clip 3


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Ossie Michelin is an Inuk journalist from North West River, Labrador. He comes from a large family and a long line of storytellers. Michelin works in a variety of media, including documentary filmmaking, broadcast news, podcasting, magazines, and online. His work focuses on exploring the North and sharing stories of the Indigenous world.

Photo: © Jean Flowers