Storytellers in motion, Mi'kmaq Storyteller: Catherine Martin
ProducersJeff Bear Marianne Jones Urban Rez Productions
SubjectsArts Cinema Studies First Nations Indigenous
- Release Date 2008
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Telling stories was always something her family did, so when Catherine Martin began making films, she already had a long history of storytelling. After a short drama and documentary on Maliseet artist Shirley Bear, Martin directed The Spirit of Annie Mae, a National Film Board documentary examining the execution-style slaying of Nova Scotia's Annie Mae Pictou-Aquash in South Dakota in 1975. Martin speaks about her journey through the long unsolved murder of this active member of the American Indian Movement. In the spirit of Martin's belief that indigenous storytelling can only be done by, for, and about indigenous people first, she made the film to honour Annie Mae and help her daughters understand the journey she took. Two other documentaries by Catherine Martin, Shirley Bear: Reclaiming the Balance of Power and Spirit Wind are available from Moving Images Distribution.
Series two of Storytellers in motion celebrates the achievements of Canada's indigenous artists who work across media that include photography, print journalism, screenwriting for film and television and broadcast news. All have inspiring careers and contribute their thoughts on their place in mainstream media as they seek to define the Indigenous voice.
Directed by: Marianne Jones
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Urban Rez Productions
Titles included in Storytellers in motion, Series 2:
- The Intrepid Native Reporter: Duncan McCue (24 minutes)
- Spirit Catcher: Bert Crowfoot (24 minutes)
- From the Trapline: Shirley Cheechoo (24 minutes)
- Haisla Anchor: Carla Robinson (24 minutes)
- Kibitzing with Podemski: Jennifer Podemski (24 minutes)
- It's a Spiritual Thing: Rodger Ross (24 minutes)
- The Entrepreneur: Brenda Chambers (24 minutes)
- Modern Indigenous Aboriginal Native Indian Type Dude: Jordan Wheeler (24 minutes)
- Starting Out: Lisa Jackson (24 minutes)
- Bak Wo Son (Reflections), Parts 1 & 2: Jeff Bear (48 minutes)
- The Indigenous Voice, Part 2 (24 minutes)
Storytellers in motion, Series 1
Storytellers in motion, Series 3
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