Falls Around Her

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Director / Writer:  Darlene Naponse is an Anishinaabe Kwe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek in Northern Ontario.”

Producer: Producers: Darlene Naponse, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss, and Jamie Manning

Canada | 2018 | 90 min

English | Dramatic Feature

Premiered at imgaineNATIVE in 2018

The film won the Air Canada Audience Choice Award at the 2018 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Falls Around Her is a dramatic feature that follows a world-famous Anishinaabe musician (Tantoo Cardinal) when she returns home. In search of peace and quiet, she finds that her international fame allows her no time to relax. As she tries to combat a constant series of requests for her time, she also begins to fear that she is being trailed by an unwanted pursuer. With her sister’s guidance, she manages to find happiness through her family, old friends and some unexpected new romance. The Canadian distributor is Pacific Northwest Pictures.

Bio: Darlene Naponse is an Anishinaabe Kwe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek – Northern Ontario. She is a writer, film director, and video artist whose film work has been viewed internationally including the Sundance Film Festival. She owns Pine Needle Productions, an award-winning boutique Film/Video/Audio Recording Production Studio, located in her community.


Presented by imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in partnership with DriveInTO

This screening is FREE!


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