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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 S3E39 The Indigenous Voice Part 3
“The Indigenous Voice, Part 3” Series 3 Episode 39
In this final installment of our “Storytellers in motion” series we dive headfirst into the views of the Next Wave of Indigenous storytelling. Unlike the Canadian stereotype, these storytellers are unapologetic. They are primarily young and their experience differs distinctly from the first wave of storytellers, many of whom addressed issues of colonization, dispossession of language and culture and land issues. The contemporary Indigenous filmmaker is primarily concerned with identity. They are more confident and bold in the kinds of films that they make, and their statements and style seek to shatter conventions. Their works will come to define whether the Indigenous voice can thrive as a distinct kind of cinema, or whether it will become another facet of mainstream movie making where we see The Next Wave subside at sea.
“Storytellers in Motion”, Series 3 continues its celebration of Canada's Indigenous artists who work across media, from writers, producers and directors to video artists.
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Kristy Assu, Urban Rez Productions