Storytellers in motion, Finding My Talk: Paul Rickard
DirectorsJeff Bear Marianne Jones
ProducersJeff Bear Marianne Jones Urban Rez Productions
- Release Date 2007
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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This accomplished filmmaker has a strong connection to stories from his past and to those that look toward the future. In his feature length documentary, Aboriginal Architecture, Living Architecture, Paul Rickard showcases indigenous architectural forms, past and present. His series Finding Our Way produced for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) explores communities committed to preserving the languages of their ancestors. Rickard's first dramatic film, The Winter Chill, portrays two brothers in an isolated northern setting, one embracing traditional values, while the other struggles to understand them. Rickard is intent on creating positive films that speak about his own culture and the culture of other First Nations communities. Since 2003, he has organized and hosted the Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival in his home community of Moose Factory, Ontario on the southern end of James Bay. He returns there whenever he can, to reconnect with his roots, and heeds the advice his father gave when he first left to go to Montreal and the National Film Board of Canada - remember the stories from home, waiting to be told.
From the creators of the Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art series, this series Storytellers in motion, introduces a number of Canada's indigenous storytellers. Sharing excerpts from their films, these storytellers comment on their work and explore their creative voices.
Titles included in Storytellers in motion, Series 1:
- The Indigenous Voice (24 minutes)
- Out of the Shadows: Christine Welsh (24 minutes)
- Hunkpapa Woman: Dana Claxton (24 minutes)
- Culture Shock in Alert Bay: Barb Cranmer (24 minutes)
- Town Crier: Jim Compton (24 minutes)
- The Syilx Voice: Tracey Jack (24 minutes)
- Mr. Tapwe: Doug Cuthand (24 minutes)
- From the Edge: Gil Cardinal (24 minutes)
- Our First Lady of Cinema: Alanis Obomsawin (24 minutes)
- Lights, Camera and Action: Tantoo Cardinal (24 minutes)
- The Maori Voice, Parts 1 & 2 (48 minutes)
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