Sunday, 29 November 2009
Dennis Allen on the http://www.naccnt.ca/ stage in Yellowknife, NWT, presenting CBQM: The Biggest Little Radio Station in the North
by Andrew Rankin of Northern News Services nnsl.com
Published Thursday, November 26, 2009
INUVIK - After the movie CBQM: The Biggest Little Radio Station in the North ended at the community centre on Friday evening, Ruth Wright got up from her seat with tears in her eyes.
"It was just gorgeous," she said. "It's real people. We know them. I'm darn proud of it because it captures the beautiful land and spirit of our people.
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CBQM, a short documentary in which filmmaker Dennis Allen pays tribute to the "Moccasin Telegraph," won the Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award, with a jury member saying, "Through accomplished storytelling, [Allen] has deftly captured the small, yet transformative, moments that make up human experience."
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Trailer for CBQM: The Biggest Little Radio Station in the North - on the NFB website
Dennis Allen, 2009, 2 min 12 s
Dennis Allen's feature-length documentary is about Fort McPherson, a Teetl'it Gwich'in community in the Northwest Territories, and its citizen-run radio station. A resilient expression of Aboriginal pride, CBQM serves a far-flung and loyal listenership – and plays the best damn country music in the Mackenzie Delta.