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Abloni
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written by Alexandre Oktan, fl. 2006; directed by Alexandre Oktan, fl. 2006; produced by Médiatique Inc. (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 51 mins
You give an old shirt or dress to a charity. Then, you forget all about it. But - without knowing it - you have had a huge impact on people you don't know, people throughout the world; and that impact is not all good. By following the strange, colorful, unpredictable voyage of one second hand shirt, Abloni plunges...
written by Alexandre Oktan, fl. 2006; directed by Alexandre Oktan, fl. 2006; produced by Médiatique Inc. (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 51 mins
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Being Innu
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written by Catherine Mullins; directed by Catherine Mullins; produced by Catherine Mullins (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 16 mins
For thousands of years the Innu lived off the land. They were nomads, sometimes also known as the Montagnais. In the 1960s, government policy forced them to settle and form communities in Labrador and Quebec. Ancestral ways collided with modern ones, and gave rise to ongoing struggles. Now the grandchildren tell t...
written by Catherine Mullins; directed by Catherine Mullins; produced by Catherine Mullins (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 16 mins
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Being Innu (French)
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written by Catherine Mullins; directed by Catherine Mullins; produced by Catherine Mullins (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 52 mins
For thousands of years the Innu lived off the land. They were nomads, sometimes also known as the Montagnais. In the 1960s, government policy forced them to settle and form communities in Labrador and Quebec. Ancestral ways collided with modern ones, and gave rise to ongoing struggles. Now the grandchildren tell t...
written by Catherine Mullins; directed by Catherine Mullins; produced by Catherine Mullins (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 52 mins
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Being Innu (Innu)
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written by Catherine Mullins; directed by Catherine Mullins; produced by Catherine Mullins (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 53 mins
For thousands of years the Innu lived off the land. They were nomads, sometimes also known as the Montagnais. In the 1960s, government policy forced them to settle and form communities in Labrador and Quebec. Ancestral ways collided with modern ones, and gave rise to ongoing struggles. Now the grandchildren tell t...
written by Catherine Mullins; directed by Catherine Mullins; produced by Catherine Mullins (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 53 mins
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Blunden Harbour
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written by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014; directed by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 and William Heick, 1916-2012; produced by William Heick, 1916-2012 and Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1951), 21 mins
Robert Gardner, then a graduate student of Anthropology at the University of Washington in Seattle, went to Blunden Harbour to research a major film project on the Kwakiutl about whom Ruth Benedict had written so eloquently. The larger work was never done and this small film remains one of the few authentic accoun...
written by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014; directed by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 and William Heick, 1916-2012; produced by William Heick, 1916-2012 and Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1951), 21 mins
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Box of Treasures
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written by Chuck Olin, 1937-2005; directed by Chuck Olin, 1937-2005; produced by Chuck Olin, 1937-2005, U'mista Cultural Centre (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 29 mins
In the late 19th century, the Canadian government removed ritual objects from the possession of the Kwakiut'l, a Native American community on the Northwest Coast. The 'potlatch', as it was called, was their way of celebrating their culture, their identity and their heritage. A ritual passing down of treasures, it...
written by Chuck Olin, 1937-2005; directed by Chuck Olin, 1937-2005; produced by Chuck Olin, 1937-2005, U'mista Cultural Centre (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 29 mins
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Caribou Kayak
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written by Michael Mitchell, fl. 2003; directed by Michael Mitchell, fl. 2003; produced by Ed Barreveld, 1957- and Michael Stewart, 1924-1987 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 50 mins
Otto Apsaktaun and Gino Akka are the last Inuit elders who know the secrets of making a unique Canadian boat built for the Arctic – the Netsilingmeot caribou-hunting kayak. With features like a wide cockpit and long, narrow shape, the kayaks were designed to enhance the speed and ease of hunting caribou, since h...
written by Michael Mitchell, fl. 2003; directed by Michael Mitchell, fl. 2003; produced by Ed Barreveld, 1957- and Michael Stewart, 1924-1987 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 50 mins
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Circle of the Sun
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written by Colin Low, 1926-2016; directed by Colin Low, 1926-2016; produced by Tom Daly, 1918-2011, National Film Board of Canada (Canada: National Film Board of Canada, 1960), 30 mins
This short documentary by Colin Low is an invitation to a gathering of the Blood Indians of Alberta - as the Sun Dance is captured on film for the first time. The film shows how the theme of the circle reflects the bands' connection to wildlife and also addresses the predicament of the young generation, those who...
written by Colin Low, 1926-2016; directed by Colin Low, 1926-2016; produced by Tom Daly, 1918-2011, National Film Board of Canada (Canada: National Film Board of Canada, 1960), 30 mins
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Cree Hunters of Mistassini
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written by Boyce Richardson, 1928-; directed by Boyce Richardson, 1928- and Tony Ianzelo, 1935-; produced by Len Chatwin, fl. 1972, National Film Board of Canada (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 58 mins
For thousands of years, the Cree Indians of James Bay inhabited the northern Quebec forests - originally gathering wild rice, and later hunting, fishing, and trapping. Traditionally, small groups of families spent the winter months together in the bush, subsisting on moose, beaver, deer, wild geese and caribou.
written by Boyce Richardson, 1928-; directed by Boyce Richardson, 1928- and Tony Ianzelo, 1935-; produced by Len Chatwin, fl. 1972, National Film Board of Canada (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 58 mins
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Dances of the Kwakiutl
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written by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014; directed by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 and William Heick, 1916-2012; produced by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 9 mins
Dances of the Kwakiutl is composed of fragments filmed in 1950 in Fort Rupert, British Columbia. They were made during a performance by those still familiar with the tradition of 'Hamatsa' or cannibal dancing.
written by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014; directed by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 and William Heick, 1916-2012; produced by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 9 mins
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