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Myron Lameman (Cree)

Myron Lameman has recently produced Extraction, a documentary that examines the effects of oil extraction from the Alberta tar sands on his home reserve, for which he was awarded support by National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project. His 2010 comedic short Blue in the Face was produced for APTN’s ‘Inside the IIDF Studio,’ a contest for indigenous filmmakers. In 2008 Lameman was selected by Good Medicine, a documentary project exploring health and wellness in Alberta’s First Nations communities, to contribute a documentary short. The resulting film, Kipohtenaw (Locked Out), chronicles the loss of a recreation facility and its impact on the community.

In addition to his directing credits, Lameman has worked as the director of photography for other Native productions, including Powwow Driveway (d. Helen Haig-Brown, Gabrielle Hill, Stacey Bishop), Indigenous Streets (d. Jay Cardinal Villeneuve) and Y (d. Duane Howard).

Lameman is a graduate of the Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Program at Capilano University in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He divides his time between Portland, Oregon, and the Beaver Lake Indian Reserve in Alberta.

Work featured: Blue in the Face