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Nettie Wild

Canadian filmmaker
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Occupation Film director
Country Canada
Date of birth
Education University of British Columbia
Authority Library of congress id All Movie id IMDB id VIAF id
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Nettie Wild (born 18 May 1952) is a Canadian documentary film filmmaker.


Wild received her BFA from the University of British Columbia.


In 1991 she founded the Canada Wild Production with producer Betsy Carson. Wild has directed and produced several feature-length documentary films:

  • KONELĪNE: our land beautiful (2016), about the Tahltan people, its culture, and its lands.
  • FIX: The Story of an Addicted City (2002) which deals with efforts to provide a safe injection site in Vancouver, Canada
  • A Place Called Chiapas (1998) about Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico.
  • Blockade (1993) about a Gitksan logging blockade at Gitwangak
  • A Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution (1988)


Wild was awarded the audience award for best documentary film at the 1998 AFI Fest for A Place Called Chiapas. She was given Genie Awards for both A Place Called Chiapas and Fix, and won two awards at the Berlin International Film Festival for A Rustling of Leaves.

At the 2016 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (HotDocs), Wild won the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award for KONELĪNE: our land beautiful.

At the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival, Wild's film KONELĪNE: our land beautiful won the Women in Film and Television Artistic Merit Award, presented to a Canadian feature film at VIFF written and/or directed solely by a woman.

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