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Wilfred Buck

A poetic feature documentary that moves between the harrowing past and present of Cree elder Wilfred Buck. Weaving between the personal and historical, and blending verité, archival footage and 16mm re-enactments, we see how he’s forged a path to traditional star knowledge and ceremony and learn of colonization—not just of territory and community—but of the mind and spirit.

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    Key Cast
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    Key Cast
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    Executive Producers
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    Executive Producers
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    Executive Producers
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    Executive Producers
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    Executive Producers
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 40 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 11, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,936,800 USD
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    Digital, 16mm
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Distribution Information
  • National Film Board of Canada
    Country: Canada
Director Biography - Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is an Anishinaabe (Aamjiwnaang) award-winning creator of documentary and fiction film and television, VR, and multimedia installation work. As a director, her projects have won a Genie and Canadian Screen Award, been nominated for a Webby and Canadian Association of Journalists Award, broadcast throughout Canada, and screened at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Berlinale, and Hot Docs. In 2020 she launched Door Number 3 Productions and is currently in post-production on feature hybrid documentary WILFRED BUCK and was a producer of Hot Docs’ Citizen Minutes in 2021. She’s received the 2022 Chicken & Egg Award, the 2021 Documentary Organization of Canada Vanguard Award, sat on the NFB’s Indigenous Advisory, and is a member of the Indigenous Screen Office’s Membership Circle. She lives in Toronto, has an MFA from York University, and attended the CFC Directors Lab and TIFF Talent Lab and Writers Studio.

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