aboriginal perspectives

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30 April 2010

12603 views

Synopsis: A film report of the 1969 protest demonstration by Mohawk Indians of the St. Regis Reserve on the international bridge between Canada and the United States near Cornwall, Ontario.

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Duration:

36m 43s

Tagged:

aboriginal perspectives, Akwesasne Reserve, Customs duties, Mohawk First Nations People, mohawks, Ontario, protests, reserves, St Regis

Languages:

English

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29 April 2010

5197 views

Synopsis: This whimsical animation, reminiscent of NFB classics, follows medicine man Walk-in-the-forest on a walk in the woods that leads to the discovery of an intriguing secret world.

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Duration:

3m 12s

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aboriginal perspectives, alternative medicine, animated films, films without words, pollution, traditional healers

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29 April 2010

6044 views

Synopsis: Trapper is a beautiful short film capturing the quiet dignity of a day in the life of a Northern trapper.

Trappeur est un magnifique court métrage qui saisit la dignité tranquille d'une journée dans la vie d'un trappeur du Nord.

Filmmaker: Shannon Letandre

Contact: National Film Board of Canada and APTN/L'Office national du film du Canada et APTN

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Duration:

2m 49s

Tagged:

aboriginal perspectives, films without words, hunting, solitude, trappers and trapping, winter

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29 April 2010

4794 views

Synopsis: The Visit tells the true story of a Cree family's strange encounter one winter night, which results in a conversation beyond words.

Filmmaker: Lisa Jackson

Contact: National Film Board of Canada and APTN

Producer: Selwyn Jacob

Year of Production: 2009

Distributor Information: National Film Board of Canada and APTN

Country: Canada

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Duration:

3m 47s

Tagged:

aboriginal perspectives, Ahtahkakoop First Nation, families, oral histories, Paranormal phenomena, stories, ufos

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29 April 2010

5677 views

Synopsis: Combining archival photos with new and found footage, Red Ochre is a personal, impressionistic rendering of what it's like growing up Mi'kmaq in Newfoundland, while living in a culture of denial.

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Duration:

3m 26s

Tagged:

aboriginal perspectives, archival films, Coming of age stories, cultural identity, films without words, Mi'kmaq First Nations people, Newfoundland

Languages:

English

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29 April 2010

7205 views

Synopsis: This animated short, inspired by the Mi'kmaq legend, "The Stone Canoe" explores aboriginal humour. We follow Little Thunder as he reluctantly leaves his family and sets out on a cross-country canoe trip to become a man.

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Duration:

3m 10s

Tagged:

aboriginal perspectives, animated films, canoe trips, Coming of age stories, films without words, humour, legends, Mi'kmaq First Nations people

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29 April 2010

4978 views

Synopsis: Inuit filmmaker Jobie Weetaluktuk mixes archival and new footage to make a statement about the appropriation of his culture throughout history.

Le cinéaste inuit Jobie Weetaluktuk combine séquences d'archives et nouvelles images pour prendre position sur les différentes formes d'appropriation de sa culture au cours de l'histoire.

Filmmaker: Jobie Weetaluktuk

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Duration:

2m 37s

Tagged:

aboriginal perspectives, appropriation, commercialization, films without words, Inuit, inuit culture, Inuit decorative arts

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29 April 2010

5654 views

Synopsis: A stunning display of a stop motion animation, Dancers of the Grass vividly depicts the majesty of the hoop dance, a tradition symbolizing the unity of all nations.

Éblouissante démonstration d'animation image par image, Les danseurs de l'herbe illustre avec éclat la majesté de la danse du cerceau, une tradition symbolisant l'unité de toutes les nations.

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Duration:

2m 17s

Tagged:

aboriginal perspectives, animated films, films without words, ritual dances, stop-motion

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29 April 2010

4915 views

Synopsis: Crossing the Line turns the politics and conflicts of a playground sandbox into an allegory for the way nations treat one another, and the borders seem to do more harm than good.

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Duration:

3m 18s

Tagged:

aboriginal perspectives, allegory, bullying, children, conflict, films without words, Territoriality, violence

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29 April 2010

5599 views

Synopsis: Carrying Fire weaves together animation and live action to show how the fire of our spirit is passed from one camp and one generation to the next.

Feu portant entrelace animation et réel pour illustrer la façon dont le feu de notre esprit se transmet d'un campement et d'une génération à l'autre.

Filmmaker: Marie Burke

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Duration:

3m 46s

Tagged:

aboriginal perspectives, allegory, films without words, fire