Represent - The Saije Catcheway Story

Saije Catcheway is an Indigenous (Ojibwe) hockey player, born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Moving to Toronto after enrolling in Ryerson’s business program, she joined the women’s hockey team as a walk-on and has since fallen in love with the Rams athletic environment. But, with an inspiring journey still unfolding, the pursuit of both her academic and athletic goals have brought some unexpected challenges to light. In this exclusive short doc, I sit down with Saije to talk about her transition into Toronto’s culture, the importance of finding her true identity, what being Indigenous means in today’s sports landscape and the people that have helped get her here. 

In what was my first ever feature production, I had the honour and privilege of directing, filming and writing this short documentary. Alongside my talented colleague Mark Samy, we were able to present Saije's story in not only a raw and authentic way, but with plenty of personality as well. Representation, particularly Indigenous representation, in sport needs to be talked about more, and by utilizing our platform as storytellers, we were able to shine a much needed light on one of the many unique stories within the world of sports. We hope you enjoy.

Directed, written and filmed by Josh Kim, 2nd year RTA: Sport Media
Produced, edited and filmed by Mark Samy, 3rd year Engineering