Whit Fraser's "True North Rising" Yellowknife Book Launch

Whit Fraser's "True North Rising" Yellowknife Book Launch
13 oct. 2018 Hosted by The Yellowknife Book Cellar at the Yellowknife Public Library
"... True North Rising: Author reflects on political history of the North in new book - Fraser also remembers the "remarkable" Indigenous language broadcasters he worked with at the time, covering the inquiry.
With their deep knowledge of the land and their languages, they challenged scientists at the inquiry on facts, at times proving them wrong, Fraser said.
"They more than proved themselves, and they became dear, dear friends," he said. "They needed to be recognized and remembered." ..."
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/whit-fraser-true-north-rising-book-1.4861478

"...True North Rising - A reporter’s memoir recounting the remarkable events and the extraordinary people who spoke up across Canada’s Northern Territories to challenge the colonial attitudes and policies of the past, bringing lasting change and the prospect of greater justice and equality to come...." ISBN 978-1-77257-204-9
https://burnstownpublishing.com/product/true-north/

  • George Lessard
    Director
  • George Lessard
    Video Artist
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 13, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - George Lessard

From a community access & media training base, George creates in print, broadcast radio & TV and educational media.

A Yellowknife artist in electronic & digital media, George was born / brought up in Rosemère, north of Montreal, Canada.

His muse now moves from his postings to & showings in Toronto, Vancouver, Banff Calgary, Yellowknife, Inuvik, and Fort Smith Northwest Territories, Salluit, Nunavik (Arctic) Quebec & Arviat, Nunavut, Beijing, China; Nassau, the Bahamas; La Paz, Bolivia; Butare, Rwanda; Chelyabinsk, Russia; Berhampur, Odisha, India and Manu, Peru.

These days he uploads / streams reflective experiential imagery from Yellowknife, and the surrounding boreal forest of the Northwest Territories…

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Information Curation, Communication & Digital Media Artist