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Masterclass: Write a TV series

Thursday, August 11 - 10 am
National Film Board of Canada

Masterclass with Sonia Bonspille-Boileau : Write a TV series .

Sonia Bonspille Boileau wrote and directed a six-episode television drama series about the incarceration of two Anishinabek children in a boarding school run by the Oblates. Pour toi, Flora is available online at

How did she find the right balance between the historical truth of a very recent tragic period in Aboriginal history, whose traumas are still painfully felt, and the demands of television production, which imposes its own codes and requirements?

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About Sonia

Sonia is a bilingual filmmaker of Kanien’kehá:ka-Quebec origin who has been working for the past fifteen years to create indigenous television and film content for audiences of all cultural backgrounds. She holds a B.A. in Film Production from Concordia University and a minor in Film Studies from the Université de Montréal. In addition to writing and directing several documentaries, including Last Call Indian, The Oka Legacy, Wapikoni, Skindigenous, she has written and directed two feature films, Le dep (2015) and Rustic Oracle (2019). She has just completed her first drama series, Pour toi Flora.


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