Norma Bailey teaches filmmaking
in Canada and the United States, in programs of the National Screen
Institute and the Banff Centre, and for the Women in the Director's
Chair Workshop. In 2003 she won the Best Director Award from the
American Indian Film Festival for Cowboys and Indians: The
J.J. Harper Story. Also that year her film Stolen Miracle
won a Blizzard Award for Best Direction. Daughters of the Country
(1986), a historical drama series about the lives of Métis
women in Canada, which she produced and co-directed for the National
Film Board, was widely recognized. It won the Best Pay Television
Series at the 1987 Gemini Awards and a Best Film award at the
American Indian Film Festival. Bailey's first film, The Performers
(1980) won the Jury Prize for Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival.
Bailey graduated from the University of Manitoba and grew up in
Gimli. She lives in Winnipeg.
"Films are my way of exploring the many issues that interest
me, the life and lives I see around me."
Screened by NMAI
Image credit: Norma
Bailey - courtesy of the filmmaker