Made Nous begins Seek More campaign
Made Nous, a program jointly operated by the Canada Media Fund, Telefilm Canada and others in the media industry, has begun a new campaign called “Seek More.” According to the group, the campaign encourages Canadians to seek out creators and content from a “wide array of racial backgrounds and lived experiences.” It consists of a public service announcement and website materials at <https://www.made-nous.ca/seekmore>.
The effort features the personal stories of a number of Canadian content creators, including Shamier Anderson, Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, Taika Waititi, Simu Liu, Adib Alkhalidey, Mélissa Bédard, Cynthia Wu-Maheux, Amanda Brugel, Hamza Haq, Kaniehtiio Horn, Cassandra James, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Drew Ray Tanner.
“It’s important for Indigenous people to be included in the telling of our own stories because it brings authenticity and lets us show the many different ways there are to be Indigenous,” said Jacobs. “So often we’ve only seen tragic Indigenous stories on screen, but what about funny stories, love stories, or dramatic stories not based in tragedy? Those should be brought to the screen and celebrated too. I’m fighting for a better future for Mohawk children and queer children and the future of our stories in this industry.”