Kingston Canadian Film Festival | Darlene Naponse
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Darlene Naponse


Darlene Naponse

Falls Around Her

Darlene is an Anishinaabe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek – Northern Ontario Canada.  She was born and raised in her community and now works out of her studio located in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. She is a writer, film director, and video artist.  Her film work has been viewed nationally and internationally.


Darlene has a Hon. BA 2001 from Laurentian University and recently completed a Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). The 2017 Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize Finalist for “She Is Water” published in The Malahat Review.


Her latest feature film “Falls Around Her” world premiered at TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival 2018. As a storyteller, Darlene is in search of imaginative images giving truth through word, film, art and song.