WE MAKE STORIES OUT OF TOTEM POLES

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Directors Patricia Marcoccia & Sean Stiller / Canada 2016 / 8 min / Lihula Greenroom 21.09 - 14:00

 

The Kwakwak’wakw First Nation of Vancouver Island is recognized internationally for its rich history of art and expert craftsmanship. The long-lasting effects of residential schools left many carvers disconnected from the meanings and stories behind traditional carvings. This short film opens a window into the world of Charles Joseph, a residential school survivor and a rare master carver in the community that still knows the stories.

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