Still from Unknown
Still from Unknown
 

Unknown

by Shaynah Decontie Thusky
A short concerning the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
2010  ·  3m  ·  Canada
English, French
French subs
About the Film
On September 5, 2008, Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander, two young women from the Uanishnabe community of Kitigan Zibi, disappeared. The media did not cover the event, even while this situation has become alarmingly common in communities.
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Sound Recorder
Jenna Dumont, Sheldon McGregor and Nodin Wawatie
Camera
Mélanie O'Bomsawin, Louis Fontaine and Martha Stiegman
About the Director

Shaynah Decontie Thusky

Shaynah Decontie Thusky

Shaynah Decontie Thusky is Anisnabe and comes from Kitigan Zibi. She has directed three short films with the Wapikoni: Saagihidiwin (Love ) in 2009, Unknown in 2010 and Finding The Light in 2013. Her work is inspired by themes such as love relationships but also by the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women. Filled with willingness, determination and good ideas, Shaynah has had to show courage to raise such a sensitive subject to the time in the communities.

 

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