The Life and Work of Alex Janvier

The Life and Work of Alex Janvier

Release date:

2014

Running time:

47:00

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Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

Yes

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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. For 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. 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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