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Falls Around Her

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98 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: September 9, 2018, (World Premiere, TIFF)
Release date: TBA
Production company: The Film Farm, Baswewe Films
Canadian distributor:

The story centres on renowned Anishinaabe musician Mary Birchbark who comes home to Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation in northern Ontario, exhausted by many years on the road touring internationally with her band. She wants to reconnect with the vast wilderness of her reserve, but begins to sense that someone might be watching her. Unsure of what is real and what is imagined, Mary embraces isolation as she explores the psychological impact of her past and present. While she hopes to restore herself, her past success makes her a commodity to some, and it can be tricky to hide from the demands of the outside world.

Production of Falls Around Her took place on the sacred land of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, which is home to writer and director Darlene Naponse and her ancestors. Selected to have its World Premiere at TIFF, it was chosen to open the 2018 imagineNATIVE festival in October of 2018.



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Crew:
Producer:Darlene Naponse
Simone Urdl
Jennifer Weiss
Jamie Manning
Executive Producer:

Christine Haebler
Tammy Naponse

Director:

Darlene Naponse

Screenwriter:

Darlene Naponse

Cinematographer:

Ray Dumas

Editor:

Teresa De Luca

Composer:

Julian Cote

Production Designer:

Diana Magnus
Mercedes Cueto

Costume Designer:

Sage Paul

Cast:Roles:

Tantoo Cardinal
Tina Keeper
Johnny Issaluk
Gail Maurice
Rob Stewart
J.D. Nicholsen
Hope McGregor
Billy Merasty

Mary Birchbark
Betty Wigwam
Albert
Inez
Keith
Hal
Ginger
Draven