Storytellers in motion, Thirza Cuthand
ProducersKristy Assu Jeff Bear Marianne Jones Urban Rez Productions
SubjectsArts Cinema Studies First Nations Indigenous
- Release Date 2009
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Thirza Cuthand, a Cree filmmaker and artist from Saskatchewan, has made over 10 videos since they were sixteen years old, dealing with issues as far-ranging as sexual stereotypes, ageism, queer identity, race, and mass-mediated representations of the family from what they term a wry young half-breed dyke perspective. Thirza completed their BFA in film and video at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. They made an experimental film about their mixed heritage with photography in Saskatchewan and Scotland. Thirza credits her mother for their political acumen. They used to watch lots of TV and Thirza would be schooled to detect prejudice and homophobia on television. Both their parents are prolific artists, Thirza is a unique voice in a sea of many.
Storytellers in Motion, Series 3 continues its celebration of Canada's indigenous artists who work across media, from writers, producers and directors to video artists.
Directed by: Marianne Jones
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Kristy Assu, Urban Rez Productions
Titles included in Storytellers in Motion, Series 3:
- imagineNative (24 minutes)
- Dennis Jackson & Melanie Jackson (24 minutes)
- Tracey Deer (24 minutes)
- Gail Maurice (24 minutes)
- Joseph (Dega) Lazare (24 minutes)
- Danis Goulet (24 minutes)
- Jesse Green (24 minutes)
- Zoe Hopkins (24 minutes)
- Laura Milliken (24 minutes)
- Barry Barclay 1944-2008: A Requiem Pts 1 & 2 (48 minutes)
- The Indigenous Voice, Part 3 (24 minutes)
Storytellers in Motion, Series 1
Storytellers in Motion, Series 2
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