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Org to fete doc pioneer

Award will be presented in Los Angeles on Dec. 10

The Intl. Documentary Assn. has selected filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, who has specialized in docus about native Canadians, to receive its Pioneer Award.

Kudos will be presented at the 20th annual IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards Gala at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles Dec. 10.

Obomsawin has written, produced, directed and composed music for more than 20 nonfiction films covering the history, achievements and contemporary tribulations of the native people of Canada. Her films include “Incident at Restigouche,” “Richard Cardinal: Cry From the Diary of a Metis Child,” “No Address” and “Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance.”

She also wrote, directed and produced “My Name Is Kahentiiosta,” “Spudwrench,” “Rocks at Whiskey Trench, “Is the Crown at War With Us?” and “Our Nationhood.”

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