“The Syilx Voice: Tracey Jack” Series 1 Episode 7
As a documentary filmmaker, Tracey Jack believes in understanding one's community first and foremost, and she's not afraid to tackle any topic. She has explored such tough stories as drug and alcohol abuse and violence in “REZcovery”, community murders in “Lateral Violence”, and the long-term effects of the residential school system in “Crying in the Dark”. Her films convey her sensitivity to the communities in which they are made, including her own Okanagan community. Tracey has won numerous awards for her work and contributions to the community, including first and second place in the Best Documentary category at the 2003 Native American Journalists Association for her films “Crying in the Dark” and “REZcovery”. She has a firm commitment to honoring her Okanagan roots and the Syilx voice through her storytelling.
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