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Darrell Racine wins Praxis screenplay award

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A Brandon University professor has won a national screenwriting award for his film script about a fictional effort to stop a hydro-electric project.

Darrell Racine captured the 2013 Praxis Feature Film Screenplay Competition, awarded annually to Canadian writers.

Racine, Chair of the Department of Native Studies, wrote a screenplay called Crow Nest that chronicles an aboriginal girl's return to her northern reserve upon the death of her father. She then takes up her father's fight to stop a hydro-electric development that threatens to flood their traditional lands.

Racine has also co-written the plays Misty Lake and Stretching Hide with university colleague Dale Lakevold, and recently began teaching an aboriginal screenwriting course at BU.

Praxis winners have the opportunity to work with a range of writing advisers, from Hollywood screenwriters and directors to independent Canadian filmmakers including Atom Egoyan and Don McKellar. More than 30 Praxis scripts have been made into moves.

 

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