APTN Series Premiere: “Down the Mighty River” (by Ernest Webb)

Rezolution Pictures – Born in Moose Factory and raised in the Cree community of Chisasibi, Ernest Webb has devoted his life to telling the stories of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples, across all media. In 2010, Ernest directed the six-part documentary series Down the Mighty River, taking viewers down the wild and untamed Rupert River for the very last time before it and the Cree nation of James Bay are changed forever by new hydro-electric projects. Down the Mighty River premiered in March 2010 on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network APTN. Ernest’s 2009 credits include a pair of projects with fellow Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond: the docudrama The Last Explorer for APTN, retracing the steps of Diamond’s great uncle, George Elson, on a ill-fated voyage into the heart of uncharted Labrador; and the NFB co-produced documentary Reel Injun, an entertaining feature-length look at the evolution of the image of Native Americans in cinema, co-produced with the NFB and premiering on CBC-TV.

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