Michael Roderick Keshane is a First Nations independent filmmaker and artist from Keeseekoose First Nation, and the Coté First Nation Reserve. His work explores the sense of peace that First Nations people find through maintaining the cultural traditions of their ancestors in the face of uncertain futures and harsh realities.
9 Rules: From Safety Precautions, Michael Keshane
Canada, 2018, digital, 22 min, English
The latest chapter in Michael Keshane’s ongoing body of work focusing on the loss of his elders and family members. 9 Rules is a raw, poignant and personal reflection on grief, struggle, and the search for healing.
Keepers For The Old People, Michael Keshane
Canada, 2017, digital, 18 min, English
Keepers For The Old People is a different type of documentary. It follows the artist as he journeys with elders and recalls the teachings from his youth, all while struggling to cope with the loss of his grandparents. Based on a true story of family loss, Keshane’s journey is told by revisiting the past and looking between the lines of what it means to have grown up in north-central Regina, and what it means to carry history forward as a keeper of stories, faith, pain, and healing.
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Image: Michael Keshane, 9 Rules: from Safety Precautions, 2018