North Van filmmaker receives funding for documentary on grandfather George Manuel

By Mina Kerr-Lazenby Local Journalism Initiative Reporter You might know of George Manuel, Indigenous leader and Indigenous rights activist, but it’s unlikely you’ll know him in the way that Esteban Manuel, knows him. Or at least, in the way that Manuel, a filmmaker, North Shore resident, and grandson of the Indigenous leader, is getting to know him. As the recipient of Telus Storyhive’s tenth-anniversary funding Manuel has been given the green light to bring his documentary My Grandfather & Me, a piece that follows the filmmakers own journey of ancestral discovery, to fruition. “It’s a short documentary that essentially explores my relationship with my grandpa. I’ve never met him, but this follows my journey of getting to know him and understanding how a lot of his values transferred over to…

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