Jeff Barnaby, famous Mi’kmaq filmmaker, dies aged 46 – National

Jeff Barnaby, filmmaker Mi’kmaw, considered the visionary of modern Indigenous cinema, has passed away.

The director’s representative said he passed away after a year of fighting cancer. He is 46 years old.

Raised in the Listuguj Reserve in Quebec, Barnaby has directed many short films, including a Jutra Award nominated Colony and Genie are nominated Submitted in Other.

The Montreal-based screenwriter and director received critical acclaim for his 2013 feature film debut Rhymes for Young Ghoul. The film criticizes Canada’s residential school system in a way that has not been widely practiced in cinema. Set in the 1970s, the film also reminds audiences that the events it depicts are not ancient history.

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He continues that with the 2019 zombie thriller Amount of blood, which swept the Canadian Screen Awards, winning six out of 10 nominations – the most of any film at the awards that year. It has an almost native cast, and it took Barnaby over 13 years to complete.

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

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