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National Council of Jewish Women of Canada and the Toronto Section are thrilled to offer this joint program.
“BRIDGING WORLDS: The Intersection of Jewish and Indigenous Identity. “
A Conversation between Jennifer Podemski, Executive Producer of the Crave Series Little Bird and Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski, CEO of Rock-It Promotions.
They woke up with four kids. By the end of the day, they had one. Inside the devastating new ‘Sixties Scoop’ drama ‘Little Bird’
In “Little Bird,” from Indigenous producer Jennifer Podemski, Darla Contois stars as a woman taken from her reserve at age five and adopted into a Montreal Jewish family. Read more of the Toronto Star article.
Indigenous-Led Drama ‘Little Bird’ Gives Voice to Canada’s Stolen Generation
New series tells story of Sixties Scoop survivor learning about her past
Jennifer Podemski is a Canadian First Nations film and television actress and producer. She was born and raised in Toronto. Her father is Jewish and her mother is of Saulteaux/Ojibwe/Anishinaabe, Leni Lenape, and Métis descent. Her paternal grandparents were from Poland, and moved to Canada after WWII.
Jennifer’s acting credits include starring roles in the television series Tin Star, The Rez, Riverdale, Moccasin Flats, Bliss, and Moose TV, and the films Dance Me Outside, The Diviners, and Empire of Dirt, as well as supporting or guest roles in Degrassi, Republic of Doyle, The Eleventh Hour, Blue Murder, Wild Card, This Is Wonderland, Rabbit Fall, The Border, and Maniac Mansion. Her production credits include Rabbit Fall, Moccasin Flats, and Empire of Dirt. Jennifer is the showrunner and co-creator of Little Bird, a six part series on Crave.
Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski started rock-it promotions out of her parents’ spare bedroom over 20 years ago. With no business/PR degree, she followed her dreams and today, rock-it is an award-winning PR firm with clients such as Peloton, L’Oréal Paris, Live Nation Canada, Knix, The JUNO Awards and many more. As the company’s CEO & Founder, and an innovator within the industry, Debra has appeared as a PR expert on national talk shows and has been featured in many publications for her success including Forbes.com. In the past few years, rock-it promotions was shortlisted as PR Agency of the Year by Strategy Magazine; ranked in the inaugural Report on Business list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies by The Globe and Mail; and made history by being the only PR agency to be included in the Canadian Business and Maclean’s Growth 500 list for five years in a row. Most recently, Debra was named one of Concordia’s 50 Under 50 Shaping Tomorrow for 2022, chosen out of an alumni network of over 245,000.