Documentaries: Jordan River Anderson: The Messenger



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In her latest film, celebrated Abenaki director Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Jordan River Anderson and how, as a result of his short life, almost a quarter of a million Indigenous children today have health care equal to that enjoyed by the rest of Canadians. The very timely Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger completes, on an optimistic note, the film cycle devoted to the rights of Indigenous children and peoples that began with The People of the Kattawapiskak River.

Director:  Alanis Obomsawin
Writer:  Alanis Obomsawin
Producer:  Alanis Obomsawin
Cinematographers:  Maarten Kroonenburg, Ben Low, Pedro Ruiz, Kent Nason, RenĂ© Sioui Labelle, Martin Duckworth
Editor: Alison Burns
Country:  Canada
Province:  QC
Language:  English & Cree
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  66 minutes