Potlatch: To Give
SubjectsCanadian History First Nations Indigenous
- Release Date 2011
- Running Time 23 minutes
- Closed Captions No
- Availability Canada, USA
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Kwakwaka'wakw director Barb Cranmer has created two short films that recreate the experience of the modern-day potlatch, still practiced in her community of Alert Bay, British Columbia. Part 1 (10 minutes) is a narrative documentary showing the potlatch ceremony and discussing its importance in the passing down of history and connection to ancestry. Part 2 (13 minutes) immerses the viewer in the experience itself with a powerful soundscape that was filmed in the Bighouse during this traditional ceremony that connects families and community for Canada's Indigenous Northwest Coast people.
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