Helen Haig-Brown

Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot'in) is an award-winning director and a leading talent in experimental documentary. Her work is broad-ranging, from intimate autobiographies on healing and language to forays into fictional film with ?E?anx-The Cave, a traditional Sci Fi story in the Tsilhqot’in language, which won top 10 film in Canada from Toronto International film festival 2009 and was an Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2011. Her work has aired on APTN, CBC, Knowledge, NITV (Australia) and has been showcased around the world at film festivals such as Berlinale, Rotterdam and Sundance.

Helen’s latest work, an ongoing documentary project called the Legacy Series which focuses on the transformation and healing of intergenerational trauma to trust, worth, intimacy and love from colonial impacts such as Residential School, Small Pox and the Tsilhqot’in War. will launch in January 2014 and the TV component, My Legacy, will air on Aboriginal People Television Network in February 2014. Legacy’s feature film will be released in 2015. Helen is a graduate of Capilano’s Indigenous Independent Digital Film Program and lives between her traditional territory in British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin and her partner’s traditional home of Haida Gwaii.

Artist Code: 773


SGAAWAAY K'UUNA, Edge of the Knife

2018, 100:00 minutes, colour, Haida, with English or French subtitles

My Legacy

2014, 60:00 minutes, Colour, English

Pelq'ilc (Coming Home)

2009, 33:00 minutes, colour, English/ Secwepemctsin


2009, 10:42 minutes, colour, Tsilhqot'in, English subtitles, Closed Captioned

Su Naa (My Big Brother)

2005, 11:27 minutes, colour, English

Helen Haig-Brown Early Works

2003, 43:57 minutes, colour, English

Tu Suhudinh

2003, 12:00 minutes, B&W, English