Kanien’kehá:ka from Kanehsatà:ke
Sonia is a bilingual Kanien’kehá:ka and Québécois filmmaker who has been working with Nish Media for almost fifteen years at bringing Indigenous content to the screen for viewers of all cultural backgrounds. She first started making documentaries to explore her bicultural heritage and understand the impacts of colonialism. Some of her documentary credits include Last Call Indian, The Oka Legacy, Wapikoni, and Skindigenous. In 2015 Sonia wrote and directed her first feature film Le Dep, a small budget film that had a surprisingly successful run in festivals, theatres and on demand. Her second feature film Rustic Oracle, which was shot in her home community of Kanehsatà:ke, recently won two Leo Awards including Best Feature Film. She is currently in preproduction of her first drama series.