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Jeff Barnaby, acclaimed Mi’kmaq filmmaker, dies at 46 – Nationwide

Mi’kmaw filmmaker Jeff Barnaby, thought of a visionary of recent Indigenous cinema, has died.

The director’s representatives say he died after a yearlong battle with most cancers. He was 46.

Raised on the Listuguj Reserve in Quebec, Barnaby helmed many quick movies, together with the Jutra Award-nominated The Colony and the Genie-nominated File Beneath Miscellaneous.

The author-director who was based mostly in Montreal gained popularity of his 2013 debut characteristic Rhymes for Younger Ghouls. The movie criticized Canada’s residential college system in a means that hadn’t been extensively finished in cinema. Set within the Seventies, it additionally reminded audiences that the occasions it depicted weren’t historical historical past.

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He adopted that up with the 2019 zombie horror movie Blood Quantum, which swept the Canadian Display screen Awards, successful six out of its 10 nominations — essentially the most of any movie on the awards that yr. It featured a forged that was almost all Indigenous and took Barnaby greater than 13 years to finish.

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Barnaby is survived by his spouse, Sarah Del Seronde, and son, Miles.

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