Storytellers in motion, Town Crier: Jim Compton
DirectorsJeff Bear Marianne Jones
ProducersJeff Bear Marianne Jones Urban Rez Productions
- Release Date 2007
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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As an on-air journalist in Manitoba from 1983 to 1992, Jim Compton was one of the first indigenous television reporters for the CBC. Now a mentor to a new generation of emerging indigenous filmmakers, he strives to pass on his commitment to detailing all layers of the story being told. In 1999 Compton was instrumental in helping to establish the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) in Winnipeg, acting as their first Director of Programming. Now an independent, he has produced several series including Pow Wow Trail in 2004 and 13 Stories About Love for CHUM TV. He talks about the importance of the indigenous voice within mainstream television and the impact that APTN has had on mainstream audiences.
From the creators of the Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art series, this series Storytellers in motion, introduces a number of Canada's indigenous storytellers. Sharing excerpts from their films, these storytellers comment on their work and explore their creative voices.
Directed by: Marianne Jones, Jeff Bear
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Urban Rez Productions
Titles included in Storytellers in motion, Series 1:
- The Indigenous Voice (24 minutes)
- Out of the Shadows: Christine Welsh (24 minutes)
- Hunkpapa Woman: Dana Claxton (24 minutes)
- Culture Shock in Alert Bay: Barb Cranmer (24 minutes)
- Finding My Talk: Paul Rickard (24 minutes)
- The Syilx Voice: Tracey Jack (24 minutes)
- Mr. Tapwe: Doug Cuthand (24 minutes)
- From the Edge: Gil Cardinal (24 minutes)
- Our First Lady of Cinema: Alanis Obomsawin (24 minutes)
- Lights, Camera and Action: Tantoo Cardinal (24 minutes)
- The Maori Voice, Parts 1 & 2 (48 minutes)
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