The Indigenous Voice • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

The Indigenous Voice • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

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Part of the Storytellers in motion series

The Indigenous Voice introduces the concept and the importance of the indigenous voice as a necessary element of telling stories with accuracy and dignity and sets the stage for the profiles and tributes that follow in Storytellers in motion, Series One. It introduces a number of Canada's indigenous storytellers who are profiled in this series: Tantoo Cardinal, Dana Claxton, Jim Compton, Doug Cuthand, Barb Cranmer, Tracey Jack, Alanis Obomsawin, Paul Rickard, Rodger Ross and Christine Welsh and features excerpts from their comments on their work with clips from the films. The Indigenous Voice also includes comments from Maori filmmakers Tainui Stephens, Barry Barclay and Hawaiian indigenous filmmaker Merata Mita, who are featured in the final two episodes of Series One, the 48-minute documentary The Maori Voice.


Titles included in this series:

Out of the Shadows: Christine Welsh (24 minutes)
Hunkpapa Woman: Dana Claxton (24 minutes)
Culture Shock in Alert Bay: Barb Cranmer (24 minutes)
Finding My Talk: Paul Rickard (24 minutes)
Town Crier: Jim Compton (24 minutes)
The Syilx Voice: Tracey Jack (24 minutes)
Mr. Tapwe: Doug Cuthand (24 minutes)
From the Edge: Gil Cardinal (24 minutes)
Our First Lady of Cinema: Alanis Obomsawin (24 minutes)
Lights, Camera and Action: Tantoo Cardinal (24 minutes)
The Maori Voice, Parts 1 & 2 (48 minutes)

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