Still from Protect Our Future Daughters
Still from Protect Our Future Daughters
 

Protect Our Future Daughters

by Maryanne Junta & Helena Lewis
A short, educational docu-drama about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) of Canada and the Red Dress Project.
2017  ·  5m  ·  Canada
English, French
French subs
About the Film
Narrated by Maryanne Junta, a young artist and activist sharing the name of a missing Indigenous woman, PROTECT OUR FUTURE DAUGHTERS is a short docu-dram which aims to educate viewers about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the Red Dress Project, an aesthetic response to the issue initiated by Jaime Black. Using poetic imagery, a strong visual rhetoric and the personal experiences of the director, this film helps the viewers identify with the Missing and Murdered Women of Eskasoni, of Canada, and of everywhere around the world.
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Editor
Helena Lewis, Maryanne Junta and Cass Gardiner
Sound Recorder
Helena Lewis
Soundtrack Composer
Charleigh Marshall
About the Director

Maryanne Junta

Maryanne Junta
Maryanne Junta

Maryanne Junta was born on October 17, 2000 in Sydney, Nova Scotia and has grown up in Eskasoni First Nation. Her interest in social justice and the arts has led her to become a vocal advocate of missing and murdered indigenous women and people in her community and beyond. She writes, sings, performs, and directs her own material. She is also a past Mkumiknipuk Winter Carnival Queen of Eskasoni.

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Helena Lewis

Helena Lewis
Helena Lewis

Helena Lewis was born on May 5, 2001 in Sydney, Nova Scotia and was raised in Eskasoni First Nation. She is a passionate, thoughtful, and hardworking high school student with a growing interest in film and the arts. She is a talented and avid writer and drawer and would like to continue filmmaking in the future.

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