Future History on APTN
(May 1, 2019 – Toronto, ON) It’s been a few years since Northernstars sat down with Jennifer Podemski to talk about her film Empire of Dirt, so we were thrilled to learn her docu-series, Future History, will launch its second season on APTN on May 14. You may not be familiar with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), but the programming is excellent and this series is a great example of what you might be missing.
“We’re thrilled to be back for a second season, sharing the incredible and inspiring ways these communities are shaping the future with wisdom from their ancestors,” said Podemski, President of Redcloud Studios Inc. “In Season Two, our storytellers delve deep to share differing Indigenous perspectives and open the conversation to provoke dialogue and debate.”
Which is the secret to the success of this series. This isn’t drama, yet it can be serious, very serious, and it isn’t comedy either but the lighter moments are just as important when making documentaries. In this case, 13 30-minute documentaries for Season 2.
Future History is written by actress and writer Tamara Podemski and co-hosted by notable Indigenous activist and artist Sarain Fox and Kris Nahrgang, an archeologist reclaiming his identity. They bond together as they explore their own biases and beliefs, journeying into Indigenous communities to meet innovators who are harnessing Indigenous Knowledge as a way to rewrite history and transform their future, ultimately reconnecting with their land and heritage.
Sarain Fox is of Anishinaabe lineage and a multi-faceted performer and passionate spokesperson for her culture and community. Kris Nahrgang is Mississauga (Ojibway) with Treaty Status held at Curve Lake. He’s a multi-disciplinary artist in wood, stone and traditional oil mediums. His work is held in numerous private and corporate collections including those of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and singer Anne Murray.
Some things to look forward to this season include a 13-year old water activist and cultural warrior; a youth dance and music workshop; valuable and compassionate stories from a suicide prevention and intervention organization and how Indigenous Knowledge is implemented in cutting edge social science research, childbirth and prenatal care.
Season 2 of Future History debuts May 14 at 8 p.m on APTN.