NAMEGANS OM DLUWANS AWINAGWISEX | We Are One With the Land

'NAMEGAN'S OM DLU'WANS AWINAGWISEX | We Are One With the Land

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People from the Kwakwa'kawakw's 'NAMGIS First Nation take a canoe trip through their traditional territory on Vancouver Island. They reflect on their connection to the land-- the core of their lifeblood and culture, and on their intent to negotiate a modern-day Treaty with the government of British Columbia and the government of Canada.

80:20—The Developing World (a 5-part series)

80:20—The Developing World (a 5-part series)

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This compact and comprehensive series explores what could be done to improve living conditions in lesser-developed countries.

The Aswang Phenomenon

The Aswang Phenomenon

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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.

 

Development and Debt • 80:20—The Developing World

Development and Debt • 80:20—The Developing World

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Development and Debt looks at the history of the international development assistance that began in the early 1960s and conditions attached to that aid, often benefitting those providing it more than its recipients.

The Fast

The Fast

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The Fast follows Doreen Manuel on her journey into the Rocky Mountains for a four-day fasting ceremony to tap into her inner power as a storyteller.

Finding Our Way

Finding Our Way

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Three 30-minute films, made in partnership with two First Nations bands in the Carrier territory of north central British Columbia, describe conflict over land and sovereignty and ask if there is a way forward.

Fractured Land

Fractured Land

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"Deep down we're all fractured," an oil and gas representative tells young Aboriginal leader and lawyer Caleb Behn. Behn knows that feeling all too well, as he struggles with the role he'll play in protecting his traditional territory under Treaty 8 in northern British Columbia, an area that is currently under siege from some of the world's largest natural gas operations. 

Freedom Babies

Freedom Babies

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A young family from the Secwepemc First Nation lives in a traditional pit house near Kamloops in the Thompson River Valley of British Columbia. Their lives are rooted in concern for the environment, respect for unceded traditional territory and a return to traditional First Nations culture. 

How a People Live

How a People Live

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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.

Interdependence • 80:20—The Developing World

Interdependence • 80:20—The Developing World

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Interdependence explains that, concerned or not, everyone is affected—through trading relationships and other factors of interdependence such as health, the environment, economics and global security.

The Legacy of Colonialism • 80:20—The Developing World

The Legacy of Colonialism • 80:20—The Developing World

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The Legacy of Colonialism examines the role worldview played in the 500 years of colonization that began in the 15th century, tracing historical structures contributing to the current status of many lesser-developed countries.

North Boys: The Story of Jimmy and Charlie

North Boys: The Story of Jimmy and Charlie

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In 1944, Charlie Post and Jimmy Dennis were both removed from their families to attend the Le Jac Indian Residential School. Just 10 years old, they never saw their families again. They share their experiences of event that illustrate why both men have spent a lifetime trying to overcome the impact of that traumatic day and the eight years that followed.

The Power of the Spirit

The Power of the Spirit

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Family relationships and traditional teachings of Indigenous people were severely disrupted by the Canadian Government and church-run Residential and Confessional schools from the late 1800s until well into the 20th century. The Power of the Spirit explores state-sanctioned attempts to “take the Indian out of the child” and the efforts Indigenous people embarked on in the 1950s and 60s to chart new grounds for education and spirituality based on traditional learning.

a spiritual land claim

a spiritual land claim

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Drama, documentary and poetic prose express the violence of colonization as Dorothy Christian portrays her spiritual journey through return to her traditional First Nations homelands.

Suckerfish

Suckerfish

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When she was ten, Lisa Jackson fled Toronto to live with relatives in Vancouver to escape her mother's depression, alcoholism and prescription drug abuse - legacies of the residential school experience. Now, sifting through her memories and her mother's letters, she constructs a portrait of a mother whose drive to love her daughter triumphed over her demons of addiction. 

A Tropical Paradise • 80:20—The Developing World

A Tropical Paradise • 80:20—The Developing World

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A Tropical Paradise provides an overview of the 80/20 split of global wealth and introduces the concept of developing countries and the origin of the term “third world.”

Two Indians Talking

Two Indians Talking

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Two Indians Talking is a comedic drama about the conflicting opinions of two First Nations men as they prepare to set up a roadblock. Each man wants fiercely to do the right thing, but struggles with the question, “When you do something for the right reasons, does that make it the right thing to do?”

Unspoken Territory

Unspoken Territory

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Unspoken Territory depicts the "lost" or unspoken moments in Canadian history, told through the stories of First Nations, immigrant and Quebecois women. The film takes us back to the days of Chinese railway workers; the desolate setting of a Ukrainian internment camp in 1915; the shock of a Japanese woman learning of her father's internment only after his death.

We Are One With the Land  |  NAMEGANS OM DLUWANS AWINAGWISEX

We Are One With the Land | 'NAMEGAN'S OM DLU'WANS AWINAGWISEX

Available on DVD

People from the Kwakwa'kawakw's 'NAMGIS First Nation take a canoe trip through their traditional territory on Vancouver Island. They reflect on their connection to the land-- the core of their lifeblood and culture, and on their intent to negotiate a modern-day Treaty with the government of British Columbia and the government of Canada.

We Carry Each Others Memories

We Carry Each Other's Memories

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In this collaboration between Marilyn Simon Ingram (IRS survivor and advocate), Barb Martin and Outreach Productions, Indian Residential School survivors in Atlantic Canada reflect on their experiences with the Shubenacadie Residential School in central Nova Scotia.

Where to Next? • 80:20—The Developing World

Where to Next? • 80:20—The Developing World

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Where to Next? gives a thoughtful perspective on foreign aid, pointing out that outcomes are often greater for business development in donor nations than poverty reduction in recipient countries.