Ravens and Eagles, Finale: Defining Haida Art
DirectorsJeff Bear Marianne Jones
ProducersJeff Bear Marianne Jones Ravens and Eagles Productions
- Release Date 2003
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Arts, First Nations, Indigenous
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The final part of this series examines how the foundations of Haida art were shaken after the intrusion of Europeans on Haida Gwaii and also looks at the robust revival of the Haida people's rich traditions taking place today. An impressive array of artists - Robert and Reg Davidson, Guujaaw, Frank Paulson, Nika Collison, Irene Mills, April Churchill, Victoria Moody and Evelyn Vanderhoop - discuss the importance of form and process, the recovery from the repressive influences of church and government, the excavation of songs and language, the spiritual connection to art through dance and ceremony, and the vital relationship to the land when carving and weaving.
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)
- The New Collectors: Repatriation Part 2 (24 minutes)
- GiiahlGalang: The State of the Haida Language (24 minutes)
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