Ravens and Eagles, The New Collectors: Repatriation, Part 2
DirectorsJeff Bear Marianne Jones Kamala Todd
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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Nika and Vince Collison, Haida repatriation committee members, visit the British Museum in London to open a discussion on repatriating Haida artifacts. This vast historical museum, sticking to their mandate of delivering a global story to an international audience, does not warm to the topic. Representatives point to the 1963 British Museum Act that prohibits the removal of artifacts from their collection. Although gracious, they are cautious even about letting the Haida visitors touch and photograph pieces. For Nika and Vince, it's all part of a process that has taught them to exercise patience and diplomacy.
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)
- In Our Blood (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)
- 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
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