About Dennis Allen

It's hard to peg Dennis Allen as exclusively a filmmaker, or a musician, or a writer. Rather, Dennis weaves between all three with ease and comfort. From a long line of traditional Inuit story-tellers, Dennis took this ancient folk art of storytelling and shape-shifted it into award winning films, poignant songs, and dramatic writing. Winner of the Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award; The Sally Manning Award for Non-Fiction Writing, and an Honorable Mention from the American Songwriter's Competition, Dennis is a talented artist and gifted storyteller.

"Dennis Allen writes with passion and compassion, a journalist's power of observation with the gift of storytelling. I look forward to reading more writing from Dennis Allen."

-Shelagh Rogers CBC Host

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Dennis with his Inuit father, Victor, in Inuvik, NWT