Bridges To The North

A Marten Falls and Webequie First Nation story about their quest to bring roads into their communities. While they also face up to pandemics, poverty and opposition. One of the stories concerning the "Ring of Fire."

AltFF Award Winner
Vox Popular Media Arts - People's Choice Award
Sault Film Festival Selection

  • Tony McGuire
    The Hag, Cry Of The Loon
  • Tony McGuire
  • Tony McGuire
  • Brandon Rodeghiero
    Associate Producer
  • Jason Stasiw
  • Roman Cooperman
  • Adrienne Harpelle
    Sound Recordist
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    (Coming Soon Oji Cree)
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    1 hour 39 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
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    Sony F55, FX3, FS7, RED
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Director Biography - Tony McGuire

I was born in Thunder Bay, a small city near the Minnesota border, the traditional lands of my people. Now a border splits it up into 2 countries, many of the stories we tell around the fire are no longer about learning, teaching and joy but instead capture our sadness, our anger and our dispossession.

I was asked to tell the story of two First Nation reservations who are trying to reclaim their past while finding opposition from amongst the parties they are working with. It was going to be a hard story to tell but a year and a half later we have something accurate and most importantly, Anishinawbe told. (Tony McGuire is an Ojibwe/Chippewa man.)

Tony McGuire - (Redhawk Tailfeather)
Bingwi Neyaashi First Nation - Ojibwe/Chippewa First Nation Reservation

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Director Statement

Update: As of November 28th, a new tighter edit is up with better sound, it should be good to watch by 10pm EST. We have most tweaks in place and BROLL, we're always tweaking but this is good to go now. I am still going to try to cut more time off and speed it up more.

This is a real story about a controversial topic, it was hard to tell but I think I was able to neutrally tell it while injecting the humor us Anishinawbek people share on hard topics.

We have shortened the film quite a bit to speed up the pace from talking heads. We are going through again to really make sure it’s streamlined, so the next upload coming by mid December is going to be nice and tight. Hopefully you see the potential.

Thanks for watching.