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Gimli Film Festival Wraps by Setting New Records

Gimli Film Festival Wraps by Setting New Records

Gimli Film Festival

The Gimli Film Festival wrapped up Sunday and set some new records to conclude the 19th annual event on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.

Organizers say indoor attendance saw a 15 percent increase (6,181) over the 2018 festival and grew to more than 13,000 for the entire festival. Pass sales increased by 10 percent from 2018 and for the first time, the festival sold out of all 150 Film Passes.

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‘A Life on the Line’: Manitoba Filmmaker Returns to Rural Roots

‘A Life on the Line’: Manitoba Filmmaker Returns to Rural Roots

By RoseAnna Schick (@ras_creative)

A Life on the Line
A Life on the Line premieres January 14 at 6 p.m. on APTN. (A LIFE ON THE LINE / HANDOUT)
Sam Karney
Filmmaker Sam Karney revisits his roots in the one-hour documentary. (A LIFE ON THE LINE / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — When Sam Karney set out to make a news piece about his father’s trapline, he unknowingly set the course for something much larger. This weekend, his one-hour documentary “A Life on the Line” debuts on APTN, revealing what turned out to be a heart-warming story about reconnecting with family, tradition, and history.

“For as long as I can remember, fur trapping has been in my life,” says Karney, a Métis filmmaker from Roblin, Manitoba. “My dad Chuck started working on a trapline when I was very young, so to me, the sights and smells became everyday things.”

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