City Girl Rez Woman

  • Filmmaker(s) :

    Debbie S. Mishibinijima

  • Original title : City Girl Rez Woman
  • Duration : 07:14
  • Year : 2014
  • Genre : Documentary
  • Community : Wikwemikong
  • Nation : Anishnabe
  • Workshop : Wikwemikong


When she was a little girl, Debbie lost her native language when she moved to the city of Toronto. This personal film explores the struggles of coming back to the « rez » (Wikwemikong Indian Reserve) and trying to find who she really is.

Film crew

Written and Directed by Debbie S. Mishibinijima In Collaboration with the Wapikoni Mobile Team Participation Peter Joseph Mishibinijima, Dorothy Mishibinijima, Thecla Neganegijig, Debbie S. Mishibinijima, Meiyette (Maya) Mishibinijima, Nimkii Mishibinijima Original Idea and Narration Debbie S. Mishibinijima Camera Alex Fox, Emmet Walsh, Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers Boom Operator Emmet Walsh, Darlene Mandamin, Meiyette (Maya) Mishibinijima Editing Debbie S. Mishibinijima, Emmet Walsh, Sophie Guérin Translation Debbie S. Mishibinijima, Dorothy Mishibinijima, Thecla Neganigijig Music Ryan Peltier (guitar), Debbie S. Mishibinijima (hand drum singing) Filmmaker Mentors Emmet Walsh, Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers, Sophie Guérin Filmmaker Mentors Assistant Alex Fox, Elliott Simon Youth Ourtreach Worker and Training Assistant Mathieu Buzzetti-Melançon