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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 S3E29 Tracey Deer
“Tracey Deer” Series 3 Episode 29
Tracey Deer (Mohawk) is a young filmmaker from the Kahnawake reserve, outside Montréal in Québec. It's where she grew up and where she started making her own films at the precocious age of 12. She went on to attend media classes in high school and graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Film Studies. After starting as a camera assistant with Resolution Pictures, she quickly moved into an assistant director position and soon directed her own documentaries co-produced with the National Film Board. Her first film, “Mohawk Girls”, challenged more than a few unwritten rules and taboos, and set the stage for Tracey's next film. “Club Native” tackles the controversial issues of blood quantum and community membership - who is Native, and who doesn't make the cut. Tracey Deer is one of those on the cutting edge of the next wave of storytellers.
“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