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Dear Friend is a visual letter penned by Indigenous youth and made out to a “cruel friend.” The young authors of this letter pour their heart into expressing the torment, confusion and empathy they feel towards their mental health.

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Director: Trevor Solway, Sinakson, is a Blackfoot filmmaker from Siksika Nation. Trevor attended the Independent Indigenous Digital Filmmaking program at Capilano University in 2012. He then graduated from Mount Royal University with his Bachelor’s of Communications in 2017. In 2020 Trevor was a recipient of the Mount Royal University Alumni Award for his early career success. Trevor has self produced and directed various short narrative and documentaries that have screened at Calgary International Film Festival, ImagineNATIVE Arts and Media Festival and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Trevor is the founder of The Napi Collective, a mentorship filmmaking society based in Siksika. From 2018-2020 Trevor mentored eighteen emerging indigenous filmmakers from his community to write, direct, shoot and edit four narrative films, which screened in their community and abroad at Indigenous film festivals such as the American Indian Film Festival, LA Skins and Māoriland Film Festival. In 2019 Trevor appeared on CBC’s Still Standing and was interviewed by Johnny Harris about his filmmaking mentorship initiatives with The Napi Collective. In the fall of 2020 Trevor has his broadcast debut on CBC for his documentary Intertribal.

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    Trevor Solway
  • Screenwriter
    Tyra Cross Child
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    Tyra Cross Child, Chondra Fox, Wacey Little Light