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New Narrative Films


A Documentary Production Company

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New Narrative Films


A Documentary Production Company

The Stories We Tell

At New Narrative Films,  we strive to elevate the level of public discourse on social issues through restorative storytelling. We are especially committed to creating films that explore faith & spirituality, involve diverse communities, and examine the nuances of identity and belonging.

Above Photo: This moment was captured by NNF's founder Tendisai Cromwell near Qalandia checkpoint where Ramallah kisses Jerusalem.  

 

the team

TENDISAI CROMWELL

CREATIVE DIRECTOR + FOUNDER

Tendisai is a filmmaker, writer, and journalist who founded New Narrative Films in 2014. She is also the Festival Coordinator for the award-winning documentary The Last Animals. She previously worked in the production department at the Canadian Film Centre and ran print traffic at NorthwestFest, a documentary film festival held every year in Edmonton. In 2014, Tendisai participated in the Doc Accelerator program offered by Hot Docs. Her foray into journalism began on the streets of Palestine as a reporter for a Ramallah-based publication. Tendisai has since written for various publications and produced radio segments at CBC’s The Current while also completing the Master of Journalism program at Ryerson University. She also writes fiction and her short stories have been published in This is World Town, Brittle Paper, and in an anthology. One of her short stories was shortlisted for the Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing and will be published in 2018. Above all, Tendisai is a stargazing, nature-loving, tea-drinking space enthusiast who divides her time between Edmonton and Toronto with her husband and daughter. 

Follow her: @Tendisai

TAOUBA KHELIFA

PRODUCER

Taouba is an Algerian-born, Saskatchewan-raised community activist, documentary photographer and freelance filmmaker of Berber descent. She currently lives in Edmonton, and works as the Program Manager for The Green Room youth initiative. Her work in the community and in grassroots organizing has allowed her to document and tell various stories of community, people and humanity. Through her camera lens, she has had the opportunity to witness the rare glimpses of human struggle, strength and spirit. Her interest lies in using art and storytelling as mediums for enriching communities and engaging citizens.