November 2, 2017
1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus will premiere on APTN West Wednesday, November 8 at 7 PM. Based on Charles C. Mann’s best selling book, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, the eight hour docu-drama miniseries, is a co-production by OSM member Animiki See Digital Production of Winnipeg and Aarrow Productions of Victoria. The series is also slated to air on ZDFE (Germany) and SBS (Australia).
The series is produced, directed and written by Indigenous Canadians and most of the 35 historians, archaeologists and cultural experts interviewed have Indigenous ancestry. The series features 20 drama scenes and an Indigenous cast of actors that provide context on Indigenous history in the Americas.
Mann’s critically acclaimed book dispels long-held theories that prior to European contact, Indigenous Peoples were largely nomadic, did not alter the natural landscape, and were not as advanced as other civilizations in the world at the time.
Award-winning filmmakers, Barbara Hager (Cree/Métis) and Lisa Jackson (Anishinaabe), directed the series in locations throughout North and South America. The series was written by Barbara Hager and Marie Clements (Métis). Other key creatives include composer Russell Wallace (Lil’wat), production designer Teresa Weston, costume designer Carmen Thompson (Nuu-chah-nulth), director of photography Bob Aschmann and narrator Dr. Evan Adams (Tla’amin).
See the news release for more information.
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Media photos on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/groups/1491media/
Watch the 1491 Trailer on YouTube @ 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus
SOURCE 1491 Productions Inc.