Out of the Shadow: Christine Welsh • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

Out of the Shadow: Christine Welsh • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

Release date:

2007

Running time:

24 minutes

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Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

Yes

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Part of the Storytellers in motion series

Women within Aboriginal communities are important keepers of traditions. Christine Welsh is a Métis storyteller who was raised in Saskatchewan and now lives on the west coast. In addition to her work as a professor in Women's Studies at the University of Victoria, she is also an award-winning filmmaker noted for tackling tough issues and handling them with grace and clarity.

Welsh recognizes outstanding indigenous women who champion community causes, and examines their daily struggles and triumphs. She has written and directed films that explore her own Métis heritage as well as the challenges and contributions of "warrior women" who have worked to advance the cause of First Nations people in Canada. Her latest documentary, Finding Dawn, examines the appalling number of aboriginal women who have gone missing in Canada: from Saskatoon to Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to the "Highway of Tears" in northern British Columbia.

 

Titles included in this series:

The Indigenous Voice (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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