Antica Wins the 2020 Canadian Screen Award For Best Biography Or Arts Documentary Program Or Series

Toronto, Canada — May 25, 2020 — The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced today that Finding the Secret Path, Antica Productions’ 2018 TV documentary, is the winner for Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series at the 2020 edition of the Canadian Screen Awards. Widely considered as the most prestigious award for Canadian entertainers, artists, and filmmakers, the Canadian Screen Awards are often referred to as the equivalent of the Oscars and Emmy Awards in the United States and the BAFTA Awards in the UK.

Finding the Secret Path documents the last year of Gord Downie’s life and his efforts to bring the story of Chanie Wenjack to the national stage to raise awareness of the painful legacy of Canada’s residential school system. Wenjack, a 12-year-old Anishnaabe boy, died while trying to escape a residential school in northern Ontario in 1966. The documentary concluded a multimedia project from support with CBC that spanned three years and included The Secret Path animated film and Gord Downie’s Secret Path in Concert. Finding the Secret Path premiered on CBC on the first anniversary of Downie’s death on October 17, 2018.

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Finding the Secret Path also won the Best Direction in a Documentary Program award, bringing the total tally to 2 awards for the night. Mike Downie is the director of the documentary.


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