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Moving Images Distribution is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded and occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples - xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations - commonly known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our roots lie within the independent film and video community. During the 1970s, a group of talented filmmakers began developing ways to increase the profile of their work. Their vision resulted in the formation of Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West which changed its name to Moving Images Distribution in 1994. Since our beginnings in 1979, we've worked to connect audiences with innovative works by some of Canada's internationally acclaimed media artists working in experimental, documentary, animation, short fiction and personal narrative.
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Storytellers in Motion S1E01 The Indigenous Voice Part 1
“The Indigenous Voice, Part 1” Series 1 Episode 1
“The Indigenous Voice” introduces the concept and the importance of the Indigenous voice as a necessary element of telling stories with accuracy and dignity and sets the stage for the profiles and tributes that follow in “Storytellers in motion, Series One”. It introduces a number of Canada's Indigenous storytellers who are profiled in this series: Tantoo Cardinal, Dana Claxton, Jim Compton, Doug Cuthand, Barb Cranmer, Tracey Jack, Alanis Obomsawin, Paul Rickard, Rodger Ross and Christine Welsh and features excerpts from their comments on their work with clips from the films.
“The Indigenous Voice” also includes comments from Maori filmmakers Tainui Stephens, Barry Barclay and Hawaiian Indigenous filmmaker Merata Mita, who are featured in the final two episodes of Series One, the 48-minute documentary “The Maori Voice”.
Over three seasons, “Storytellers in Motion”, introduces a number of Canada's Indigenous storytellers. Sharing excerpts from their films, these storytellers comment on their work and explore their creative voices.
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Urban Rez Productions