Film about Indigenous women fleeing violence a hard sell to producers, so filmmaker produced it herself

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By Odette Auger, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Windspeaker.com

Dr. Jules Arita Koostachin’s new film Broken Angel has completed filming at locations around Vancouver. Though filmed within 12 days, the seed of the idea was a long time in germinating. Koostachin’s film is based on her work in the social service sector as a director of one of the first Native women’s shelters in Canada. She tells the story with a cast and crew largely made up of Indigenous people.
“We needed to tell the story, and I had access. I had the lived experience. I had direct contact working with women and children who are fleeing...continued.

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