Film

Adulthood

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This film depicts racism experienced by Indigenous peoples. If this film has triggered strong negative thoughts or feelings, support is available.

Length
6 m 30 s

Languages
English, French (subtitles), Ojibwa (subtitles coming soon)

Accessibility options
Described video, transcript

Closed captioning
Closed captioning available in English and French

In the streets of downtown Winnipeg, a Métis artist pays tribute to an iconic Indigenous man by painting a giant mural of his likeness on the side of a building in the Exchange District. As the man’s identity is slowly revealed with each successive paint stroke, the artist reflects on his fate and how it’s linked to the reality of being an Indigenous person today.

Headshot of Brian Sinclair

Brian Sinclair was one of nine children born to Veronique Goosehead and Alfred Sinclair. As a young child, Brian lived on the Fort Alexander First Nation, before relocating to Powerview. According to his sister he was a kind, helpful boy and an excellent student. When he was eight years old the Sinclair family relocated to the North End of Winnipeg, where Brian remained into adulthood.

Headshot of Stephen Gladue

Stephen Gladue was born and raised on the Fishing Lake Métis Settlement in Alberta. Classically and technically trained at some of the best art schools in Canada, Stephen has made it his mission to contribute to the advancement of Indigenous arts and has become one of western Canada’s most sought-after Indigenous content creators. Now located in Vancouver, British Columbia, he specializes in animation and visual effects for film, television and games. His work has been profiled by the CBC, graffiti arts magazines and a variety of other print and digital publications.

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