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Pour toi Flora wins two prizes at New York's Telly Awards

The mini-series is also sold to CBC GEM and TV5 Monde

and is nominated at the upcoming Prix Gémeaux in the “series with the most

international exposure” category.

Gatineau, May 31, 2023 - Pour toi Flora, a mini-series produced by Nish Media and distributed by Attraction Distribution, won two silver awards at the 44th Telly Awards ceremony in New York City last May 23rd. Writer-director Sonia Bonspille Boileau and series producer Jason Brennan caught the jury's eye in the Best Cultural Television Series and Best Dramatic Television Series categories. The Telly Awards recognize excellence in the field of video content on all platforms. This year, 13,000 entries were submitted from all 50 U.S. states and five continents. Finalists and winners were selected by over 200 industry experts.

On Tuesday, we learned that Pour toi Flora is also a finalist for the Gémeaux Award for the “series with the most international exposure” award. The winner will be announced at the 38th Prix Gémeaux Opening Gala on Sunday, September 17 at 5 pm.

These distinctions are added to those received by Pour toi Flora last autumn. Nish Media won the “Representation of Race and Ethnicity” award at the Mipcom Diversify TV Awards, and Best Dramatic Miniseries at the C21 Content London - Drama Awards. Pour toi Flora was also an official selection at the La Rochelle Fiction Festival in September 2022 and a selection at “Input 2023 – Taipei” .

Pour toi Flora sold to CBC and TV5 Monde

Pour toi Flora, a series about the painful legacy of residential schools in Quebec, continues to attract the interest of key industry players. Attraction Distribution recently signed a deal to sell the series to two additional broadcasters. Digital platform CBC GEM will broadcast Pour toi Flora in June, and TV5 Monde will make the series available in all its territories. The broadcast dates will be announced shortly.

"Once again, we're delighted that this important story continues to resonate around the world, and that the series will now be able to reach audiences on many more platforms and channels. This story continues to be of major importance," said Sonia Bonspille Boileau and Jason Brennan.

The six episodes of Pour toi Flora are available on Extra and on the APTN website. They feature Dominique Pétin, Marco Collin, Virginie Fortin, Antoine Pilon, Samian, Eve Ringuette, André Robitaille, Théodore Pellerin, Jean-Carl Boucher, Sophie Desmarais, Jean L'Italien, Charles Bender, Jacqueline Michel, Iannicko N'Doua, Katia Rock, Charles Buckell Robertson, Chantal Baril and, for the first time on screen, Sara Rankin Kistabish, Russell Flamand, Jonah Bacon and Charlotte Pashagumeskum.

Pour toi Flora synopsis

Pour toi Flora tells the story of two young Anishinaabe (Algonquin) who are now trying to make peace with their painful residential school past. We follow them from the heartbreaking moment when, as children, they were torn away from their parents by the Oblates in the 60s, to the traumas that haunt them all these decades later. This dramatic miniseries weaves together the different eras of their lives, as well as those of their loved ones, running in parallel in each episode to tell the story of the breakup of Indigenous families who passed through the residential schools, and how they sometimes manage to repair themselves.

About Nish Média

Based in the Outaouais region, Nish Media is an award-winning Native audiovisual production company with over fifteen years' experience in promoting indigenous culture both nationally and internationally.

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Source : Nish Media


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