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Shirley Cheechoo

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Shirley Cheechoo, director,

B: 1952 in Eastmain, Quebec,

Dr. Shirley Cheechoo, a Cree filmmaker, actor, writer, and visual artist, made her directorial debut in 1998 and is revered as the first Indigenous woman to write, produce, and direct a dramatic feature film in Canada for her film Bearwalker, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. We list her credits as a Director first

Also see: Shirley Cheechoo Receives Reelworld Award.

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

Silent Tears (1997, short)

Bearwalker (2000)
Pikutiskaau (Mother Earth) (2003)
In Shadow (2003, short)
Johnny Tootall (TV-2005)

Moose River Crossing (2013)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Silent Tears (1997, short)

Bearwalker (2000)
Johnny Tootall (TV-2005)

Moose River Crossing (2013)

Credits as a Producer:
Silent Tears (1997, short)

Bearwalker (2000)
Pikutiskaau (Mother Earth) (2003)

Moose River Crossing (2013)

Credits as aa Actor:
The Wake (1986)

Medicine River (TV-1993)
Silent Tears (1997, short)
Song of Hiawatha (1997)

Johnny Greyeyes (2000)
Bearwalker 2000)
Christmas in the Clouds (2001)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Spirit Bay (1984)
The Rez (1996)
M.V.P. (2008)