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Alumni

Monday, November 23, 2020
7:00 pm MST

Solway Entertainment, a production company founded by 2020 alumni achievement award recipient Trevor Solway, has completed numerous film projects aimed at overcoming the social issues of his community. Solway created The Napi Collective in 2018, a grassroots filmmaking society on Siksika Nation, dedicated to building the next generation of Indigenous filmmakers and films. Join us on November 23rd as Trevor shares how he broke into filmmaking and shares some behind-the-scenes insights into this exciting field.

 

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Meet the Host

Sean Holman

A current MRU journalism professor, Sean Holman is the founding editor of the pioneering British Columbia-based online investigative political news service Public Eye. Holman's nine-year career covering public affairs issues also included stints as a syndicated columnist, a legislative reporter for 24 hours and The Vancouver Sun, and a weekly talk show host on CFAX 1070. He joined Mount Royal in 2012, having previously taught journalism at the University of Victoria. A former government communications advisor, Holman's reporting has regularly appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Tyee, the Times Colonist and Dow Jones News Service. His research interests include evaluating the state of accountability in Canada's public and private institutions.

 

Meet the Presenter

Trevor Solway

Just three years after graduating from MRU with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, Solway has been recognized across the globe as an accomplished filmmaker and mentor for Indigenous filmmakers and youth.

From the Siksika Nation, Solway founded his own production company, Solway Entertainment, soon after completing his degree. He has completed numerous film projects aimed at overcoming the social issues of his community.

In 2018 Solway created The Napi Collective, a grassroots filmmaking society on Siksika Nation. The members of the collective are now producing their own works, and Napi Collective films have screened internationally at The American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, LA Skins Fest in Hollywood, California, and Maoriland Film Festival in New Zealand. 

Trevor is the recipient of the 2020 New Horizon Alumni Achievement Award.