On Feb 24, Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs Spookw, Gwininitxw, and Dawamuux were arrested at a blockade on the CN rail tracks that run through unceded Spookw territory in the town of New Hazelton, British Columbia. 14 arrests were made in total, including journalist and filmmaker Melissa Cox who contributed footage to this video report.
INVASION is a short film made about the Unist’ot’en struggle against Coastal Gaslink, made in collaboration with Franklin Lopez and Sam Vinal, intended for community screenings.
Short documentary on the coroner’s inquest into Andrew Loku’s death, and the officer responsible for his homicide.
Short film on an Algonquin band councillor and a group of youth from Barriere Lake who traveled to the shareholder’s meeting of a company with a mining claim on unceded Algonquin territory.
Two short docs on Black Lives Matter Toronto’s direct actions around the Pride festival.
I produced a five-part series of short documentaries for Black Lives Matter Toronto as they occupied Toronto Police headquarters for two weeks. These videos were each shot and edited the same day the story unfolded.
March 30, 2016.
Every day Gary Wassaykeesic climbs onto this statue at Toronto Police headquarters, unfurls the Two Row Wampum, Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and Unity flags, and announces aloud “this is Iroquois land.” For the past ten days, through thunderstorms, freezing rain, and snow, Gary has camped with many others at Black Lives Matter Toronto’s tent city in solidarity with Black and allied Torontonians who demand consequences for police officers who continue to kill civilians with impunity.
Activists disrupted the world’s largest mining convention to hold a vigil for the people killed in opposition to Canadian mining projects around the world. The protest came four days after Bertha Cáceras, an Indigenous leader from Honduras, was assassinated in her home. This short video was produced for Submedia.tv, an independent media channel run by Franklin Lopez.