Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

For the 12th Annual – Saturday Night at The Empire – Downtown Docfest is thrilled to present Madison Thomas’ feature documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On.

Buffy Sainte-Marie has inspired generations with her unwavering commitment to Indigenous and women’s rights An Academy Award Winner, Recording Artist, Polaris Prize Winner – this film tells Buffy’s story in her own words. The film includes performances, never seen archival footage, and present day discussions. With in depth interviews covering the artist’s history surviving abuse we see Buffy as she has become – powerful and radiant!

The film features interview footage with many who will be familiar to DocFest fans including Alanis Obomsawin, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson and many more.

…a raw, searing portrait of an artist and activist who has been ahead of her time every step of the way. – Alex Hudson, Exclaim.ca

Awards and Nominations

Directors Guild of Canada, 2022 – Winner, Excellence in Documentary
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), 2022 – Nominee, People’s Choice Award


Madison Thomas



Film Details

2022, 90 min

Proudly supported by FNTI

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