Indigenous film “Three Feathers” to open Available Light Film Festival

Tlicho Author Richard VanCamp is excited for the world premiere of his second book “Three Feathers,” which has been adapted into a multi-lingual film.

VanCamp announced on CKLB radio’s Writer Wednesday that “Three Feathers” the Movie, will premiere at the Available Light Film Festival in Whitehorse on February 2nd.

The Three feathers is a graphic novel, based across the South Slave region of the Northwest Territories where VanCamp grew up.

He will also be the opening keynote speaker at Yukon’s major film festival next month, where he will discuss how the Three Feathers broke languague barriers being filmed and produced in four different languages: Bushie Cree, Chipweyan, South Slavey, and English.

VanCamp has screened the English version of the film for some classes in BC, and his hometown of Fort Smith. He adds he is super excited for the Indigenous language premieres to happen especially during this International Year of Indigenous Languages.

On the set of the Three Feathers in Fort Smith, NWT. (Courtesy of Carla Ulrich and Richard VanCamp)

About the Author

Josh Campbell
Splash is back as the host of Denendeh Sunrise, CKLB's morning current affairs program. Campbell was mentored by longtime host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Josh, as he's known professionally by folks across the broadcast industry has worked for CBC North, CKRW the Rush in Yukon, and at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving north for his love of radio and Indigenous culture in 2007, Campbell graduated from Loyalist College's Broadcast Journalism Program in Belleville, Ontario the traditional territory of the Tyendinaga Mohawks. Campbell is proud of his Scottish and Irish ancestry. He was born and raised along the Tobique River the home of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet Nation.

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