Protect Our Future Daughters

  • Filmmaker(s) :

    Helena Lewis, Maryanne Junta

  • Original title : Protect Our Future Daughters
  • Duration : 05:00
  • Year : 2017
  • Genre : Documentary
  • Community : Eskasoni
  • Nation : Mi’gmaq
  • Workshop : Eskasoni


Protect Our Future Daughters is a short docu-drama that educates about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) of Canada and the Red Dress Project. Our narrator is Maryanne Junta, a young artist, activist, and namesake of a MMIW herself. Through poetic imagery and well-established visual rhetoric, Maryanne’s personal story helps audiences to identify and stand in solidarity with the MMIW of Eskasoni, Canada, and beyond.

Film crew

Director Maryanne Junta and Helena Lewis in collaboration with the Wapikoni team Camera Helena Lewis Editing Helena Lewis, Maryanne Junta, and Cass Gardiner Sound recording Helena Lewis Original music Charleigh Marshall Filmmakers Mentors Cass Gardiner and Lou Scamble Youth outreach worker Flore Gamet Local coordinator Jasine Bernard Acknowledgements Glenda Junta, Leah Doucette, Faith Doucette, Georgina Doucette, Charleigh Marshall, Chief Leroy Denny, Americus Dennis, Leannah Joe, Ney Stevens, Cassie Stevens, and Goat Island