october, 2021

fri22oct(oct 22)10:00 amsun24(oct 24)10:00 amƛaʔuukʷiatḥ Dugout CanoeCategory:iNfestival2021,On-Demand,Short Film


22 (Friday) 10:00 am - 24 (Sunday) 10:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Event Details

Master carver and land defender Joe Martin reconciles his past as a logger by revitalizing the ancestral knowledge and artistic practice of the traditional Tla-o-qui-aht dugout canoe

Director/Producer: Steven Davies (Snuneymuxw/European-Canadian)
Canada | 2021 | 11 min
English | Documentary Short
North American Premiere

Content Warnings: Triggering historical trauma (Residential schools, Indian Act, 60s Scoop, MMIWG2S) briefly in the beginning but reflects a very powerful and sensitive individual’s perspective

Steven Thomas Davies is a Coast Salish (Snuneymuxw First Nation/European-Canadian) filmmaker who was born and raised in the traditional territories of the Lekwungen speaking Peoples (now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt), W̱SÁNEĆ, and the Salish Sea.

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