Melissa Katsitsionni Fox


Melissa Katsitsionni Fox

Melissa Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk) is a filmmaker that has been making films since 2003.  Her credits include: Sacredly Stoked, a short drama related to the traditional uses of tobacco. This film was distributed across Ontario and partially funded by Cancer Care Ontario. Two films which she recently produced, Akwesasne Transcending Borders and Akwesasne the Little Boy were commissioned by community funding agencies. She has personal experience in many of these rites of passage, growing up in the Akwesasne Mohawk territories in Northern New York. She has an understanding and respect for these traditions that can only come from being immersed in them all of her life. This also gives her a unique access to the story that an outside filmmaker would not have. 

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