Storytellers in motion, The Syilx Voice: Tracey Jack
DirectorsJeff Bear Marianne Jones
ProducersJeff Bear Marianne Jones Urban Rez Productions
SubjectsArts Cinema Studies First Nations Indigenous
- Release Date 2007
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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As a documentary filmmaker, Tracey Jack believes in understanding one's community first and foremost, and she's not afraid to tackle any topic. She has explored such tough stories as drug and alcohol abuse and violence in REZcovery, community murders in Lateral Violence, and the long-term effects of the residential school system in Crying in the Dark. Her films convey her sensitivity to the communities in which they are made, including her own Okanagan community. Tracey has won numerous awards for her work and contributions to the community, including first and second place in the Best Documentary category at the 2003 Native American Journalists Association for her films Crying in the Dark and REZcovery. She has a firm commitment to honoring her Okanagan roots and the Syilx voice through her storytelling.
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)
- Town Crier: Jim Compton (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)
Storytellers in motion, Series 2
Storytellers in motion, Series 3
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