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Courtney Montour

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Courtney Montour is Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) from Kahnawake. She works in the documentary film and digital media fields exploring issues of Indigenous identity. She directed, wrote and co-produced Flat Rocks (2017), a short documentary revealing how the development of Canada’s St. Lawrence Seaway forever changed the landscape and the livelihood of the Kahnawake Mohawk community. Her first documentary Sex Spirit Strength won Best of Festival and the Emerging Filmmaker award at the 2016 Yorkton Film Festival. She has directed episodes for several documentary series including Mohawk Ironworkers (2016) and Skindigenous (2021). She co-created and coordinated McGill University’s Indigenous Field Studies course, held in Kahnawake, for 8 years. Passionate about educating, the course surfaces the intergenerational effects of colonization and Canadian policies on contemporary Indigenous society. We list her credits as a Director first.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Sex Spirit Strength (2015, documentary)
Flat Rocks (2017, short, documentary)
Moa Ma Le Pinko (2018, short)

Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again (2020, short, documentary)

TV Series:
Mohawk Girls (2nd Unit Director, 2014-2016)
Mohawk Ironworkers (2016)
Working it out Together III (2016)
Skindigenous (2020)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Sex Spirit Strength (2015, documentary)
Moa Ma Le Pinko (2018, short)

Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again (2020, short, documentary)

TV Series:
Skindigenous (2020)