Ravens and Eagles, In Our Blood
DirectorsJeff Bear Marianne Jones
ProducersJeff Bear Marianne Jones Ravens and Eagles Productions
SubjectsArts First Nations Indigenous
- Release Date 2003
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Geoff Green, Tony Green and Eric Olson are brothers who share a passion for art. Geoff is a student of design and would one day like to teach. Tony carves both wood and metal and paints, but his specialty is pencil drawing. Eric, the youngest, was motivated by his brothers and only recently began to carve. The three lived away from Haida Gwaii throughout their childhood but their mother Roberta Olsen, determined to preserve their cultural roots, raised them in Haida ways. They discuss their connection to their own work and the inspiration they receive from their culture, their traditional home and one another.
Shot on British Columbia's rugged north coast, this second series of Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art continues its exploration into the roots of traditional Haida art, all from the inside perspective of a member of the Haida community, writer, producer and director Marianne Jones. The series includes one longer documentary (2 parts) Athlii Gwaii: The Line at Lyell. It follows the historic blockade of logging on Lyell Island by Haida elders that resulted in the establishment of the Gwaii Haanas Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site in 1987. Repatriation is explored in two separate episodes and the final episode seeks to further define Haida art in form, process and in its connection to spirituality, land and culture.
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Ravens and Eagles Productions
Titles included in Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art series 2:
- Stone Carver (24 minutes)
- On the Trail of Property Woman (24 minutes)
- Haida Jewelers (24 minutes)
- NaXine Weaver (24 minutes)
- Athlii Gwaii: The Line at Lyell Parts 1 & 2 (46.5 minutes)
- The New Collectors: Repatriation Part 1 (24 minutes)
- The New Collectors: Repatriation Part 2 (24 minutes)
- GiiahlGalang: The State of the Haida Language (24 minutes)
- Ravens and Eagles Finale: Defining Haida Art (24 minutes)
Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art Series 1
Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art Series 2
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