THE HISTORY CHANNEL® MAN’S NATIONAL TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY WITH A GROUNDBREAKING CANADIAN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY, TRUE STORY

THE HISTORY CHANNEL® MAN’S NATIONAL TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY WITH A GROUNDBREAKING CANADIAN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY, TRUE STORY

New two-hour documentary explores the relationship between Indigenous peoples and settlers, premiering September 30

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TORONTO, September 14, 2022 – This fall, The HISTORY® Channel is launching a new Canadian original documentary that explores the real, and often distorted, history of Indigenous peoples on the land that is now Canada. In honor of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, True story examines how to step out of Canada’s colonial history and achieve reconciliation by first learning, then facing the past. The two-hour documentary, premiering Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PTis narrated by Kaniehtiio Horn (Rutherford Falls) and directed by Eagle Vision’s award-winning production team, including executive producer Lisa Meeches CM, OM and executive producer, creator, director and showrunner Dinae Robinson.

“The HISTORY® Channel is proud to provide a platform to share this important story more widely,” said Lisa Godfrey, Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios. “Through television, a documentary as sought-after and engaging as True story can help advance the conversation around reconciliation and historical education.

True story examines in depth the relationship between Indigenous peoples, the land and the settlers. Including the creation story of Turtle Island (North America) and the settler theories that challenge it, the unique tools Indigenous peoples use to record their history, and the powerful role of women, Elders and Two-Spirit/Indigenous people in Indigenous society who Euro-Christian concepts sought to destabilize – True story investigates how Indigenous history has been hidden and rewritten.

“For true reconciliation to take place, we must acknowledge and learn from our shared past, ugly as it is,” Dinae Robinson said. “True Story invites all Canadians to join in an honest and entertaining conversation about Canada’s history from the people who were here first,” said Lisa Meeches.

With accessible storytelling, engaging anecdotes, and informed Indigenous voices from across the country, True story uniquely explores history from an Indigenous perspective. The journey is harrowing, amazing and shameful, but it is also uplifting and inspiring.

True story is produced by Eagle Vision for The HISTORY® Channel. Executive producers are Lisa Meeches, Kyle Irving, Rebecca Gibson and Dinae Robinson, co-executive producer is Jessica Landry. For The HISTORY® Channel, Kathleen Meek and Maria Knight are Head of Production, Rachel Nelson is Vice President of Original Scripted, Factual and Children’s Content and Lisa Godfrey is Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios.

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