December 19, 2022 (Warroad, MN) –Twin Cities PBS (TPT) and Boucha Films have partnered to create “Boucha” (working title). Directed and produced by Leya Hale, the documentary tells the story of Henry Boucha’s life and is set to release in 2024.
Boucha will be honored during the Warroad Hockeytown Classic on December 29 prior to the Warroad vs Orono hockey game at 7:30 pm at the Warroad Garden in Warroad, MN. The documentary film team will be there to capture this event.
The entire community is invited to come in celebration and to be part of the documentary filming. Spectators are encouraged to arrive by 7:00pm with the ceremony scheduled for 7:15pm. A meet and greet with Boucha will be held in the lobby between the first and second period of the game.
Award-winning director Hale, along with Boucha, and the film crew will be in Warroad from December 27 to December 31 to film the Warroad Segment for the documentary.
“Boucha” details Boucha’s athletic success until his NHL career was cut short by an on-ice assault and injury, his legal battles with the NHL, and his journey of healing and cultural reclamation. The film’s tag line explains: “Boucha” is a one-hour documentary that follows the hockey legend from early stardom to crushing defeat to healing.”
About Twin Cities PBS
Twin Cities PBS (TPT)’s mission is to enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of media. Established 64 years ago, TPT now operates as a public service media organization that harnesses a range of media tools to serve citizens in new ways — with multiple broadcast channels, online teaching resources, educational outreach and community engagement activities reaching more than 2 million people each month. Over its history, TPT has been recognized for its innovation and creativity with numerous awards, including Peabody awards and national and regional Emmy® Awards. Find more information at tpt.org.
About Boucha Films
Boucha Films was developed by Henry Boucha, Native American Silver Medalist, NHL Star, and US Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee. Boucha Films became a reality in 2012. It is Henry’s passion, devotion and determination to tell of the successful stories, and tragedies of the American Indian, Native American, and the Canadian Aboriginals sports figures, as well as successful Natives for Network Television.
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