From the Spirit: John Farcy
DirectorsBill Stewart Raymond Yakeleya
ProducersEarth Magic Media Bill Stewart Raymond Yakeleya
SubjectsArts First Nations Indigenous
- Release Date 2005
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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John Farcy is a Dene artist who lives in Fort Providence on the MacKenzie River, Northwest Territories. Although he studied art for two years in Victoria, he's primarily a self-taught artist. John works in ink in a style known as pointillism. He frequently draws on his experiences in hunting, fishing and trapping as a basis for his art.
This 26-part series of half-hour documentaries presents the work and thoughts of a diverse group of Aboriginal artists. Twenty-four of them are Canadian--from British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Ontario; the other two are American--a painter from Montana and a glass blower from Seattle. By definition, artists are people who live on the edge, and Aboriginal artists have had a tougher journey than most.
The stories in this series are from artists who would not quit, even in the face of adversity and who have made a difference to both their communities and to the world of contemporary art.
Produced by: Bill Stewart, Raymond Yakeleya, Earth Magic Media
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