Mattias Graham is a settler filmmaker from Regina, Saskatchewan, now based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. His work focuses on Prairie stories, and he is a member of the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative.
Since the Sask Party cut a key film tax credit in 2012, a lot of ink has been spilled about the film industry’s decline. But after the tax credit was cut, there’s been a groundswell of cinema by Indigenous women in Saskatchewan. How did this happen, and what can we learn about building a strong and just film industry?