Storytellers in motion, The Intrepid Native Reporter: Duncan McCue
ProducersJeff Bear Marianne Jones Urban Rez Productions
SubjectsArts Cinema Studies First Nations Indigenous
- Release Date 2008
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Combining adroit storytelling with a legal background, this reporter tells it like no other. Duncan McCue began his career with journal writing and poetry, before moving to the student newspaper at University of King's College in Halifax and Road Movies, followed by YTV News. Completing a law degree at UBC took him on a journey that required a different kind of thought process; but when the opportunity presented itself, he returned to journalism for a career. In an intimate and frank discussion, Duncan McCue sheds light on the trials and tribulations of being a CBC National reporter.
Storytellers in motion follows him on an average day that includes the rapid changes in assignments and sudden challenges that spring up as he works to complete a tight deadline. Just as when he started with CBC in Vancouver 10 years ago, McCue remains the only native reporter. He is very aware how powerful and the effect decision makers who come from a single demographic can have on the shaping of television news.
Series two of Storytellers in motion celebrates the achievements of Canada's indigenous artists who work across media that include photography, print journalism, screenwriting for film and television and broadcast news. All have inspiring careers and contribute their thoughts on their place in mainstream media as they seek to define the Indigenous voice.
Directed by: Marianne Jones
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Urban Rez Productions
Titles included in Storytellers in motion, Series 2:
- Mi'kmaq Storyteller: Catherine Martin (24 minutes)
- Spirit Catcher: Bert Crowfoot (24 minutes)
- From the Trapline: Shirley Cheechoo (24 minutes)
- Haisla Anchor: Carla Robinson (24 minutes)
- Kibitzing with Podemski: Jennifer Podemski (24 minutes)
- It's a Spiritual Thing: Rodger Ross (24 minutes)
- The Entrepreneur: Brenda Chambers (24 minutes)
- Modern Indigenous Aboriginal Native Indian Type Dude: Jordan Wheeler (24 minutes)
- Starting Out: Lisa Jackson (24 minutes)
- Bak Wo Son (Reflections), Parts 1 & 2: Jeff Bear (48 minutes)
- The Indigenous Voice, Part 2 (24 minutes)
Storytellers in motion, Series 1
Storytellers in motion, Series 3
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