From the Spirit: John Rombough

From the Spirit: John Rombough

“John Rombough” Episode 17 (2007, 24 minutes)

This Chipewyan Dene artist was born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, and raised by adoptive parents on Prince Edward Island. As a young adult, John Rombough began to search for his birth parents. He discovered that his father, Alfred Catholique, was living in Lutselk'e (Snowdrift) on the shores of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories and moved to Lutselk'e to reconnect with his family and cultural identity.

This 26-part series of half-hour documentaries presents the work and thoughts of a diverse group of Aboriginal artists. Twenty-four of them are Canadian--from British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Ontario; the other two are American--a painter from Montana and a glass blower from Seattle. By definition, artists are people who live on the edge, and Aboriginal artists have had a tougher journey than most.
The stories in this series are from artists who would not quit, even in the face of adversity and who have made a difference to both their communities and to the world of contemporary art.

Directed by: Raymond Yakeleya, Bill Stewart
Produced by: Raymond Yakeleya, Bill Stewart, Earth Magic Media

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From the Spirit: John Rombough