July 25, 2009

Sci-fi film in Tsilhqot'in

Aboriginal director shoots sci-fi film in Tsilhqot'in languageCameras will roll in Prince Rupert, B.C., on Monday on a science-fiction film shot entirely in the Tsilhqot'in language, which its director says will be the first time an indigenous language has been used in the sci-fi/fantasy genre.

The film, whose title translates to Cave, will be directed by Tsilhqot'in filmmaker Helen Haig-Brown and produced by Leena Minifie, a Tsimshian woman originally from Prince Rupert, B.C.

Minifie said more than 25 people from the Tsilhqot'in community around Williams Lake, B.C., are in the cast.
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Anonymous said...

Good on them - but I doubt it is the first Indigenous language fantasy/sci-fi film. They should just stick to applauding their efforts by not taking away from others.

Rob said...

I think they're talking about a feature film, not just any film or video. If there's ever been a Native sci-fi feature film done in a Native language, I haven't heard of it.