Sam Sabin never knew her dad. He left her family when she and her brother were little. She did know that he was Native American, but it wasn't until she read his obituary that she learned he was a member of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. There were other mysteries, too - like why the date of his marriage, posted publicly on Facebook, clashed with the dates she knew he was with her mother. Now a recent journalism graduate, and a 2016 AIR Media New Voices Scholar, Sabin has set out to uncover who her father really was. Her quest will take her across the country, to her family's ancestral places, and into the secret past. It's dynamite material, put to work by a talented voice, and though it's not a perfect production - prone, at times, to a kind of narrative naivety - that's also what makes the show feel new. In the tradition of Not By Accident and First Day Back, it is radically vulnerable; it is trying to reach us; and it's a story bigger in every direction than its parts. We think it'll be an indie darling in 2017. Certainly we'll be listening.
Gateway episodes: 01 Pilot (12 Dec 2016)