Danette (Petie) Chalifoux, Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts, 2017, exemplifies CapU's brand essence of enduring through her commitment to fostering relationships with Indigenous communities and to sharing stories that build cross-cultural understanding. Chalifoux completed her first feature film, River of Silence, which explores issues around missing and murdered Indigenous women, while still a student in the Motion Picture Arts program at CapU. The film premiered at the LA Skins Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2017. She continues to work closely with Indigenous communities to create films about topics that include the legacy of residential schools, Aboriginal culture and language and violence against women.
Petie Chalifoux, Enduring Award
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