Atikamekw filmmaker is the toast of Montreal Film Festival

APTN National News
There aren’t a lot of Atikamek filmmakers, let alone award winning ones.

But that all changed at Montreal’s Land Insights Aboriginal Film Festival.

That’s where Therese Ottawa’s short documentary, the Red Path, has been winning accolades and praise.

What makes this story unique is where Ottawa comes from.

APTN’s Tom Fennario has that story.

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Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.