Brown Town Muddy Water (Trailer)

The main street strip in the 1960's and early 1970's fostered a unique social, political and cultural environment that is unique to Winnipeg. With the Urban Aboriginal movement in full swing, Indigenous people were moving fluidly between Winnipeg and the northern and rural communities of the surrounding area.

Many people were direct survivors of the Residential School system and the urban environment offered an alternative way of life that signaled different experiences and opportunities. The gatherings at the local clubs, hotels, and restaurants facilitated the camaraderie typically experienced through music, dance, and gatherings.

The C-Weed Band and other musicians like Billy Joe Green and the late Percy Tuesday shared these experiences alongside members of the Indigenous community of Winnipeg's main street. The articulation of resistance through music cultivated a crucial sense of familiarity and Brown Town Muddy Water is a testament to larger trends like resiliency. Join us as local music and memory reverberate throughout the decades!

** a production ** Bell MTS Fibe TV (formerly Stories From Home)
Producer and Director | Jesse Green
Writer and Researcher | Vanda Fleury-Green
Editors | Rachel Beaulieu and Cam Patterson
Run Time | 52 mins


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Behind in the Count



Behind in the Count tells the unlikely story of a rag-tag group of under privileged kids from Winnipeg's notorious North End who use their skills and street smarts to win a Little League National Championship in 1965. Hope and cooperation cross income and ethnic lines in the economically-depressed and socially-disadvantaged neighborhood.

Based on a true story, the Canadian Polish Athletic Club (CPAC) becomes the only team from Manitoba in 47 years to win the Little Canadian Championship by beating a team from British Columbia, which had a 9-0 record against Manitoba in national finals. They worked hard and dared to dream and, in the process, learned important life lessons. The audience will cheer and clap with every thrilling play that carries our team down the road to victory.

** a production ** Bell MTS Fibe TV (formerly Stories From Home)
Producers | Don Marks, Jesse Green & Gary Zubeck
Writer & Director | Don Marks
Editor | Rachel Beaulieu
Run Time | 52 mins

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