From the Spirit: Abraham Anghik Ruben
DirectorsBill Stewart Raymond Yakeleya
ProducersEarth Magic Media Bill Stewart Raymond Yakeleya
- Release Date 2007
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Abraham Anghik Ruben is an Inuvialuit artist from the Western Arctic. This contemporary sculptor was born in Paulatuk, Northwest Territories and studied at the Native Arts Centre of the University of Alaska. His carvings are deeply rooted in the Shamanic traditions of his ancestors, and his work is in major collections all over the world.
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.
Titles included in this series:
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