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Kamloops filmmaker hopes to transcend isolation with mini-doc – Castanet.net

Kamloops filmmaker hopes to transcend isolation with mini-doc

COVID-19 has forced many to pivot the way they do things.

Marius Fernandes, a 16-year-old Indigenous filmmaker from Kamloops, is no exception. The local teen is part of the Youth Communities Stories program from Reel Youth and Telus Storyhive.

Pre-pandemic, Fernandes was looking to profile an individual in his community and discuss Indigenous empowerment issues. But with provincial restrictions in place, he had to shift his subject matter, and has been producing a mini-documentary about himself, as an artist, and his musical family.

“My family, we’re very musically driven. That’s how I express my voice and that’s how I give Indigenous people a voice,” Fernandes tells Castanet.

Read More: https://www.castanet.net/news/Kamloops/301169/Kamloops-filmmaker-hopes-to-transcend-isolation-with-mini-doc

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