Killer Whale and Crocodile

Killer Whale and Crocodile

Release date:

2007

Running time:

48 minutes

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Yes

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Carvers from two of the world's great carving traditions come together, share each other's cultures and learn about the myths and legends that inform their art. Coast Salish carver John Marston travels to Papua New Guinea, with Elaine Monds of Alcheringa Gallery in Victoria. Elaine champions the work of Papua New Guinea and Northwest Coast carvers and has built up trust over the years with her commitment to fair trade practices through advising these Indigenous artists on the value of their work in the fine art market. Traveling by dugout canoe along the Sepik River, they visit carver Teddy Balangu and are welcomed into the rich culture of the carvers of Palembei, Teddy's home. Months later, Teddy leaves his home, at the invitation of Dr. Carol Mayer, to come to Canada as artist-in-residence at the University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology. While in Canada he and John renew their friendship and Teddy is welcomed by the Coast Salish people into their culture. A journey of great physical distance and lasting bonds, Killer Whale and Crocodile explores the soul of creativity and inspiration, in two cultures, half a world apart, but now bonded together through art.

 

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