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National Screen Institute presents The Tomahawk

Celebrate the premiere of The Tomahawk, developed through NSI New Northern Voices this CanFilmDay!

About the Film

The Tomahawk is a short film shot in The Pas and Opaskwayak Cree Nation in March 2022 by writer/director Steven Bignell and producer Stuart Matheson.

Featuring local cast and crew, The Tomahawk follows an experienced Cree scout and a lost German boy during World War II. They put their differences aside and try to make their way home in war-torn Germany.

Steven was mentored by Academy Award®-nominated director Sturla Gunnarsson, who will attend the event. The film was developed through NSI New Northern Voices – a training program delivered by the National Screen Institute to build workforce capacity in northern Manitoba.

Event Details

Doors open at 5:15 p.m., screening begins at 5:30 p.m. Small reception and Q&A with the filmmakers to follow.


Wed. April 19


5:30pm CT


Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19, 4 Veterans Wy, The Pas, MB, R9A 1K3

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