Montreal, May 31, 2013 – IsumaTV is proud to announce the digital release of the documentary film “Wanorazi Yumneze” by Troy Stozek with direction from grassroots First Nations leaders from across the Prairies, now available for streaming and full quality download at www.isuma.tv/wanorazi-yumneze
“Wanorazi Yumneze” is a documentary film that aims to begin a much-needed conversation between indigenous and non-indigenous groups in Canada about how people, wildlife and the environment are impacted by industrial developments.
Wanorazi Yumneze means “awakening spirit” in Nakoda. The film’s spirit captures those of Canada’s First Nations who, despite the challenges they have endured and continue to face, are now beginning to strengthen and awaken, aided by their deep-rooted cultures, traditions, knowledge and communities.
The film gives First Nations communities and Elders a platform to voice their concerns about mining and gas development on their lands while featuring research from the In Land and Life (ILAL) project, a cross-cultural study focused on education and information-sharing between Western scientific and Indigenous circles.
As an IsumaTV exclusive, this valuable and stirring film can now be streamed online or downloaded free of charge. Streaming is available in high and low quality versions for viewers in high or low Internet bandwidth areas, making the film easily accessible to all including those in remote communities.
Through the IsumaTV’s Internet Television Network, the film is also made available to community TV managers in Igloolik (channel 9), Cambridge Bay (channel 51), Taloyoak (channel 51) and other northern communities for local television broadcast. See Digital Indigenous Democracy at www.isuma.tv/DID.
IsumaTV is an indigenous, interactive, multimedia website with over 4,000 films and videos online in 56 languages. IsumaTV was launched in January 2008 by Isuma Distribution International, as a partnership with the Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV), imagineNATIVE Film+Media Arts Festival, Vtape, Native Communications Society of the NWT and Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc., producers of the award-winning Inuit-language feature films: Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, and Before Tomorrow.