Banchi Hanuse

Banchi Hanuse is an emerg­ing Nux­alk film­maker whose first film, Cry Rock, has been nom­i­nated for sev­eral awards since its pre­miere at National Geographic’s All Roads Film Fes­ti­val includ­ing Best Doc­u­men­tary Short at the 2010 Amer­i­can Indian Film Fes­ti­val and an Hon­or­able Men­tion at the Fargo Film Fes­ti­val. In 2011 Cry Rock was awarded Best Doc­u­men­tary Short at the Van­cou­ver Women in Film Fes­ti­val. As a work-in-progress the film received an All Roads Film Project Seed Grant. Hanuse has worked at the National Film Board, both as a pro­duc­tion assis­tant on the 2006 doc­u­men­tary Find­ing Dawn (d. Chris­tine Welsh), and as a project coor­di­na­tor for Our World, a youth Web sto­ry­telling work­shop for remote com­mu­ni­ties in British Colum­bia and the Yukon. Hanuse has a BA in First Nations Stud­ies from the Uni­ver­sity of British Colum­bia and lives in Bella Coola.

Banchi Hanuse, (Nux­alk) – Cry Rock