Award of Merit – The O Show (Canada)

Title: The O Show
Runtime: 20 min
Country: Canada
Director: Sharad Khare
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: September, 2021

Synopsis: This documentary provides an intimate look into the life of an Afro-Indigenous, Two-Spirited leader and DJ as she works in Vancouver, BC and beyond. From her activism with the Black Lives Matter marches, her engagement within the LGBTQ+ community, to her leadership with the Squamish Nation Chief and Council as an elected member, Orene Askew embodies a unique perspective from the many communities she represents.

As DJ O Show, she uses her musical talents to give voice to important issues facing our society while simultaneously inspiring the next generation to live their truth.