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Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Directed by Alanis Obomsawin
Canada, 2013 (documentary, 99 minutes, colour, English)
Hi-Ho Mistahey!
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"Fourteen-year-old Shannen Koostachin launched a campaign to build a suitable school for the children of the Cree community of Attawapiskat in 2008. Two years later, tragedy struck when Shannen was killed in a car accident. Her campaign became a national movement, bringing people from all walks of life together to make Shannen's Dream -- the dream of fairness in education for First Nations children, in schools that are safe and welcoming -- a reality. With the documentary Hi-Ho Mistahey!, Alanis Obomsawin brings together the voices of those who have taken Shannen's Dream across Canada and all the way to the United Nations in Geneva, in a larger-than-life adventure. In February 2012, a motion on education for First Nations children passed unanimously in the House of Commons. The voice of the children had been heard, and construction of a new school in Attawapiskat could finally begin."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Alanis Obomsawin
Produced by: Alanis Obomsawin, Ravida Din, Annette Clarke
Narrator: Alanis Obomsawin
Cinematography: RenÚ Sioui Labelle
Film Editing: Alison Burns
Music: Alain Auger
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

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