buffy saint-marie: carry it on

For over six decades, Buffy Sainte-Marie has put truth to music and the world has listened, even when powerful forces tried to silence her.

programme information


1 x 90' or 1 x 60'

Production Company

Eagle Vision and White Pine Pictures






Winner – Best Arts Programming – International Emmy Awards 2023
Winner of the Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary – Directors Guild of Canada 2022
Winner – Women of WIFF – Windsor International Film Festival 2022

Episode Information

Buffy Sainte-Marie is a cultural and musical icon. This Emmy award winning feature documentary is a joyous, challenging story that tracks Buffy's life from her childhood adoption and early passion for music through her journey in the music industry that continues to flourish over sixty years since she began.

Despite being blacklisted for her vocal involvement in the Indigenous civil rights movement, Buffy has continued to speak and sing her truth with hits that include Up Where We Belong, and Universal Soldier. The first Indigenous Oscar winner and member of the Order of Canada, Buffy has received countless awards and honours. From breaking ground on Sesame Street as the first woman to breastfeed on national television, to developing cutting-edge artwork with new technologies, to creating bespoke education programs for Indigenous youth, Buffy not only shares her devotion to important global conversations with her audiences, she shares it in a way that makes us all listen.

This film has candid interviews with Alanis Obomsawin, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson, and many others whose lives have been touched by Buffy are woven through Buffy's own, personal account of her trailblazing journey.

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