determiNATION songs

Documentary, 75 minutes (60 min version also available)
Original versions: French (Chants de la détermiNATION) and English (determiNATION songs)
Producer: Lucie Pageau
© 2009 Productions Multi-Monde

In determiNATION songs three native artists (CerAmony, Cheri Maracle and Samian) use voice, rhythms, samples and guitar riffs to cut through big ‘P’ politics to reveal a vibrant native music scene while exposing the realities and struggles in their communities. As resistance grows across Indian country, this film about music, art and politics pulls aboriginal stories from the back pages and puts them squarely at the front of the stage.

Laurel-Wreath Official Selection

Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM)
International Festival of Audiovisual Programs – Biarritz (FIPA)
Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (RVCQ)
Montreal Human Rights Film Festival (FFDPM)
Dreamspeakers Film Festival, Edmonton, Canada
Montreal First Peoples Festival 2010, Quebec
American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco