The Life and Work of Alex Janvier
DirectorsDr. Raoul McKay Stephen Roberts
ProducersFirst Voice Multimedia Dr. Raoul McKay
- Release Date 2014
- Running Time 47 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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For Alex Janvier, a Dene Suline from the Cold Lake First Nations Reserve in Alberta, painting has always been a way to tell a story and his art reflects the incredible changes that have taken place to Indigenous people in Canada during his lifetime.
Alex Janvier has long been recognized as one of Canada's greatest artistic treasures whose work helped change the face of Canadian art. He is an internationally renowned artist whose paintings are in great demand and have been exhibited in galleries and private collections around the world. It has been said that his paintings are not so much to be looked at as to be experienced for they reflect the lives of his people, their culture, their traditions, their hopes, and their fears.
This inspiring film tells the story of a man who overcame tremendous obstacles and dedicated his life to fighting prejudice and racism against all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis People through his art and through his actions. It is a story that will stir the emotions and imaginations of all those who love art and all those who stand up for what they believe.
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