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    Bee Nation

    Bee Nation

    Bee Nation shines a spotlight on students as they compete in the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada. Set against the hardships experienced by indigenous peoples, the children’s success serves as inspiration for the entire community.

    ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

    Lana Šlezić

    Lana Šlezić is an award-winning Canadian photographer and filmmaker who has lived and worked all over the world. Lana grew up in Port Credit, Ontario. From 2004 to 2006 Lana spent two years documenting the lives of women across Afghanistan. She authored the internationally acclaimed book Forsaken, which won numerous awards and was selected in 2008 by American Photo Magazine as one of the top ten photo books of that year.

    FILM SYNOPSIS

    Bee Nation is a Canadian documentary produced and directed by Lana Šlezić. The film follows the inspirational stories of six students in the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada.

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    Through the eyes of students, parents and educators, we learn of the challenges and opportunities awaiting the First Nations students in Saskatchewan as they strive to make it to the National Championships in Toronto; the highs, the lows and everything in between.

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    FILM INFO

    Title: Bee Nation
    Film length: 90 minutes
    Directed by: Lana Šlezić
    Produced by: Lana Šlezić
    Official film website: BeeNationFilm.com
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