In this episode from the Writers' Confessions series, well-known Canadian authors delve into the significance of the land in Canadian literature, the sacredness of writing, and the responsibility writers feel to contribute to the greater world.
The Last Chinese Laundry relates the story of the Chinese in Newfoundland since their first arrival in 1895. Forced to leave their wives and children behind in China, the men endured both loneliness and prejudice as they toiled for a meagre living in the hand laundries of St. John's.
In this episode of Storytellers in motion, independent producer Laura Milliken is profiled.
Documentary on artist LauraLee K. Harris. She has studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design and creates unique paintings on wood, utilizing and incorporating the natural grain to create beautiful, organic works.
Documentary on artist Lee Claremont. A member of the Iroquois Grand River Six Nations in Oshweken, Ontario, she says, “my art making takes me to a place of creation, soaring with Skywoman to create an eclectic perception of nature, people, spirituality and Mother Earth.”
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 America's Indigenous people have always had a sacred relationship with water. This series shows their perspective on a most precious resource–a resource to be protected, not a commodity to be exploited.
Alex Janvier has long been recognized as one of Canada's greatest artistic treasures whose work helped change the face of Canadian art. He is an internationally renowned artist whose paintings are in great demand and have been exhibited in galleries and private collections around the world. For Janvier, a Dene Suline from the Cold Lake First Nations Reserve in Alberta, painting has always been a way to tell a story and his art reflects the incredible changes that have taken place to Indigenous people in Canada during his lifetime.
One of Canada's greatest artists, Daphne Odjig, is a Potowatomi from Manitoulin Island. Her work, based on Indigenous traditions and way of life, spans over four decades. This epic goes beyond her paintings and drawings and looks at the forces that molded her spirit and her keen interest in art.
This simple poetic work is based on the observation that light is greatest, and perhaps most beautiful, when surrounded by darkness. Hauntingly gorgeous music by Oliver Shroer, set to the mysterious shadows of equinox, invites us to marvel at the profound simplicity of beauty.
In this episode from the Storytellers in motion series, filmmaker Tantoo Cardinal is profiled.
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