Martha Stiegman is a passionate and engaged community-media and documentary filmmaker. Currently based in Halifax, her work has screened in festivals around the world from Tunisia and New Zealand to Brazil. Her first two documentaries, In Defense of our Treaties (2007) and The End of the Line (2007) explore alliances between Mi’kmaq and non-native fishing communities in her home province of Nova Scotia. Seeking Netukulimk (2013) is a lyrical exploration of the traditional laws that govern fishing in the Mi’kmaq world, and some of the political battles that have been fought to defend them.
Indigenous struggles and non-native solidarity have been the focus of Martha’s film work, community-arts practice and academic research for more than eight years. She holds a joint doctorate in Communications Studies and Political Science from Concordia University, examining Mi’kmaq Treaty Rights and is a current Postdoctoral fellow with the Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program.
Honour Your Word / 57min / Rippling Current Media & Productions Multi-Monde / 2013
Seeking Netukulimk / 22min / Rippling Current Media / 2013
A Day on the 117 / 11min / Rippling Current Media
In Defense of our Treaties / 19min / Vidéographe Productions / 2007
The End of the Line / 19min / Vidéographe Productions / 2007