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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 S1E06 Jim Compton
“Town Crier: Jim Compton” Series 1 Episode 6
As an on-air journalist in Manitoba from 1983 to 1992, Jim Compton was one of the first Indigenous television reporters for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Now a mentor to a new generation of emerging Indigenous filmmakers, he strives to pass on his commitment to detailing all layers of the story being told. In 1999 Compton was instrumental in helping to establish the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) in Winnipeg, acting as their first Director of Programming. Now an independent, he has produced several series including “Pow Wow Trail'' in 2004 and “13 Stories About Love” for CHUM TV. He talks about the importance of the Indigenous voice within mainstream television and the impact that APTN has had on mainstream audiences.
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