Intemperance

Intemperance

Release date:

2014

Running time:

10:15

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

No

Availability in North America:

Available in CanadaAvailable in the US

Outside North America? Click here for availability information.

  • Audience level:
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Adult
  • General

Based on an historical event recounted by the Ojibway author George Copway, Intemperance takes a satirical look at the introduction of "fire-water" to a village on Lake Superior in the early days of colonialism. Copway was a successfully assimilated translator and ordained Methodist minister who became a literary celebrity and popular lecturer in the New World. In 1851 he published The Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation. One of the chapters, "The Effects of Liquor" reveals a tale as morally complex today as it was several hundred years ago.

Taking narration directly from Copway's writing with little editing and layering it onto a short fiction film, the director talks back to Hollywood revealing a sophisticated justice system in a so-called barbaric society. The film inspires reflection with an ironic resonance frequently found in Lisa Jackson's short works.

Bottom Border

purchase online

1. Select Site Type

Definition of Institutions use

Purchase at our INSTITUTION level price if you are from a...

  • University / College
  • School board / district
  • Government agency
  • Business or association

Note: Price does not include Inter-library loan rights

Please contact us if you have difficulty selecting a price level.

Definition of Community use

Purchase at our COMMUNITY level price if you are from a...

  • Single K-12 school
  • Registered not-for-profit / community organization
  • Public library (please contact us directly for multi-copy discounts)

Note: Price does not include right to circulate program to other schools within district

Please contact us if you have difficulty selecting a price level.

2: Select Format:

License Inquiries

Click here to request licenses for: rental and exhibition, streaming, duplication or other inquiries.

Click here for ORDER inquiries outside of North America