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Nick Lunch's picture

25 November 2009

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9m 33s

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Nick Lunch's picture

24 November 2009

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Conversations with the Earth (CWE) is an indigenous-led multimedia collaboration that uses professional storytelling and high-impact exhibits to amplify urgent indigenous voices in the global discourse on climate change. Grounded in respectful long-term partnerships between indigenous-led organizations and award-winning experts in participatory video, journalism, photography, and audio, CWE conveys a range of vital narratives: from local accounts of the impacts of climate change on indigenous communities, to stories of the unintended consequences of imposed mitigation efforts on local livelihoods, and examples of traditional knowledge and its value in developing appropriate responses to climate change. CWE is exactly what its name implies: a conversation, a way of listening closely to the Earth, via its traditional stewards, and formulating a viable response for the future. In this way CWE not only enables meaningful dialogue among indigenous communities but also transmits their voices, stories, and messages to the largest possible global audience.

Conversations with the Earth is launching in December 2009 as a multimedia exhibition at the National Museum of Copenhagen, highlighting indigenous stories of climate change as delegates gather for the watershed UN Framework Conventions on Climate Change Conference of the Parties meeting (COP15).  The Copenhagen exhibit brings together audio, documentaries, participatory video, photo essays, informative captions, published articles, and a website into one powerful multi-sensory narrative portrait.  The Copenhagen exhibit will launch a series of mobile presentations at critical locations around the world, building on the momentum generated in Copenhagen, to enhance indigenous communities’ capacity to communicate critical perspectives on climate change.

Conversations with the Earth is a collaboration between Land Is Life, an international indigenous-led advocate for the rights of indigenous peoples, InsightShare, an expert in participatory video, and Nicolas Villaume, a Paris-based photographer, curator, and specialist in cultural storybases. Conversations with the Earth partner organizations also include United Nations University and the Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Assessment Project.

But more importantly, with the support of the California-based Christensen Fund and others, Conversations with the Earth works with a range of indigenous groups living in critical ecosystems around the world. From the Atlantic Rainforest to Central Asia, from the Phillipines to the Andes, from the Arctic to Ethiopia, Conversations has enabled traditional indigenous communities to tell their story on climate change. And in the process it has fostered a long-term relationship with these communities, based on principles of local control and indigenous media capacity, highlighted by the creation of self-standing autonomous indigenous media hubs in six regions.

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Andes, Apus, community, cosmovision, glaciers, mountains, ritual, shaman, water, women

An Introduction to Inuit Art

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This lesson plan is designed to be used with students aged 12-15 years.

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IsumaTV's picture

19 November 2009

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art, canadian north, classroom, education, gender, Inuit, inuit culture, lesson plan, marriage, pudlo pudlat, sila, students, Tradition, women

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English

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Baffin Island, NU, Canada

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DonaldMorin's picture

15 November 2009

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Synopsis: Surfacing The Thames was an experimental film by experimental filmmaker David Rimmer. He was my first 16mm film teacher at SFU 1983, and I appreciated his work and support as a young film student of that decade. He took a strip of film and rephotographed it numerous times to create the lengthen work that it is today.

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13m 30s

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donald morin, Native experimental films

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English

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Bulkley-Nechako G, BC, Canada

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Vanessa's picture

26 October 2009

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art, Dion, Drawing, Fletcher, Print, prints, sculpture, Vanessa
  • Tigre de Barro
  • Lobo Móvil

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Lilia Cruz's picture

03 September 2009

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Gabriela Gamez's picture

27 February 2009

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A slideshow of the THREE EXTRAORDINARY SOAPSTONE SCULPTURES  based on the legend and film Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, by three Inuit master carvers, Zacharias Kunuk, James Ungalaq and Natar Ungalaq ---Award winning director, designer and star, of the internationally acclaimed Inuit film Atanarjuat The Fast Runner.---

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51s

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artwork, Atanarjuat, fast runner, kunuk, sculpture, sculptures, soapstone, ungalaq

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Inuktitut

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Igloolik, NU, Canada
  • Love and Hate, James Ungalaq
  • Love and Hate (detail 1), James Ungalaq
  • Love and Hate (detail 2), James Ungalaq
  • Atanarjuat and Atuat, Atanarjuat The Fast Runner
  • Atanarjuat and Atuat, 'Atanarjuat The Fast Runner'
  • Head-punching Uqi, Zacharias Kunuk
  • Head-punching Uqi (detail 2), Zacharias Kunuk
  • Head-punching Uqi (detail 1), Zacharias Kunuk
  • Head-punching Uqi, 'Atanarjuat The Fast Runner'
  • Atanarjuat and Uqi, 'Atanarjuat The Fast Runner'
  • Shaman Spirits, Natar Ungalaq
  • Shaman Spirits detail, Natar Ungalaq
  • Shaman Spirits tusks, Natar Ungalaq
  • Tungajuaq the Shaman, 'Atanarjuat The Fast Runner'

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Gabriela Gamez's picture

26 February 2009

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THREE EXTRAORDINARY SOAPSTONE SCULPTURES  Based on the legend and film Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, by three Inuit master carvers, Zacharias Kunuk, James Ungalaq and Natar Ungalaq ---Award winning director, designer and star, of the internationally acclaimed Inuit film Atanarjuat The Fast Runner.---

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Igloolik, NU, Canada

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Bracken Hanuse Corlett's picture

12 January 2009

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This film was comissioned by the Alternator Gallery in Kelowna, under the theme, "Community Complicity." This piece speaks about disconnection from the land, colonial erasure, and the search for something true in the concrete jungle....warning there is brief side and bum nudity ;)

Filmmaker: Bracken H'anuse Corlett

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4m 56s

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(dis)Place, alternator, colonization, community, complicity, decolonization, land, urbanization

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Kelowna, BC, Canada