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.
La Voix des Mechif: Le drapeau: l'origine de la...
“Le drapeau: l'origine de la nation” La Vois des Mechif: Episode 1
The Mechif ruled the plains as successful hunters, voyageurs and traders. As European settlements grew, the settlers sought to control the Mechif and force them to trade pemmican with the Hudson's Bay Company instead of its competitor, the North-West Company or the Americans to the south. This documentary traces the role of early leaders Pierre Falcon and Cuthbert Grant. It reveals the role of the Church as a partner with settlers and European governments in their efforts to assimilate and control the fiercely independent Mechif.
“La Vois des Mechif” is a series of three, 23-minute documentaries on the Red River Mechif or Métis people, produced and directed by Mechif historian, educator and storyteller Dr. Raoul McKay. It reveals the origin of a distinct nation with land, laws, its own language and culture.
Directed by: Brian Rougeau
Produced by: Dr. Raoul McKay, First Voice Media, 2002
Le drapeau: I' origine de la nation (The Flag: The Origin of the Mechif Nation) (E1)
The Métis flag is the oldest Indigenous flag in the North-West, dating back to 1816 and that the Mechif people were those of mixed European and Indigenous ancestry who were in the west prior to 1870 and had applied for land promised them by the Manitoba Act of 1870 through a scrip system. Prior t...