Buffy Sainte-Marie: Keep it up won an International Emmy Award on Monday.
The documentary, which traces the singer’s career over six decades, was directed by Canadian filmmaker Madison Thomas and nominated in the artistic programming category. He was the only Canadian candidate this year in 14 categories.
The 51st edition of the International Emmy Awards took place on Monday in New York and the awards were announced on social networks.
Earlier this month, some social media users called on the International Emmys to remove the project from the category following an investigation by the CBC. The fifth state in October, it contradicted the songwriter’s claims regarding his indigenous ancestry.
Sainte-Marie issued a public statement before the investigation was released, saying she found the allegations deeply hurtful and would continue to reclaim her Indigenous identity.
The documentary, produced by Eagle Vision, White Pine Pictures and Paquin Entertainment, had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and can be streamed on Crave and on PBS in the United States.