The Aswang Phenomenon

The Aswang Phenomenon

Available on DVDAvailable on VHSContains Closed Captioning

A documentary investigation into "the aswang," a mythical creature in Philippine folklore-its origins, historical use as a tool for control and the place the aswang occupies in Philippine society today. DVD includes an extra feature, Aswang: A Journey into Myth.

 

How a People Live

How a People Live

Available on DVDContains Closed Captioning

The Gwa'sala and 'Nakwaxda'xw First Nations people lived as two distinct groups along Canada's northwest coast. How A People Live traces their history, from traditions documented by Franz Boas and Edward Sheriff Curtis, the Indian Residential School experience and a forced relocation from traditional territories in 1964, to return visits to their homelands that ignited the healing process and aroused interest in rich cultural traditions.

Indian Food Fishing on the Fraser River

Indian Food Fishing on the Fraser River

Available on DVDContains Closed Captioning

This 2014 digital release, created by Scott Renyard, pays tribute to the 1982 film by acclaimed BC cinematographer Dick Harvey (1930-2007).

Food fishing for sockeye salmon on the Fraser River has been practiced by British Columbia's first nations communities for thousands of years. With the world changing around them, both the fish and the people remain as close as ever. 

Potlatch: To Give

Potlatch: To Give

Available on DVD

Kwakwaka'wakw director Barb Cranmer has created two short films that recreate the experience of the modern-day potlatch, still praticed in her community of Alert Bay, British Columbia.