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.
(2001, 51 minutes)
Near to Nature's Heart: Women of Waskesiu explores the diverse lives of eight First Nations, Métis and Euro-Canadian women who made their homes in Prince Albert National Park. Elder Agnes Dreaver guided her family to create an alcohol and drug-free traditional community. Victoria Patterson was a renowned Métis medicine woman. Speaking through her 1927 diary as an isolated pioneer, Elizabeth Pease welcomed her sole female visitor, a Montréal Lake Cree woman, with whom she did not share a language. Myrtle Strangway was a tourist, teacher, photographer and community activist. Mohawk conservationist, Anahareo received international awards for her work. Dorothy Corrigal, Margaret Ferguson and Leona Leader-Genge were de facto park wardens, partners in every way in the tasks that their husbands were paid to do. With original music by Connie Kaldor, this moving documentary delves into the spiritual relationship these women enjoyed with the land, how this shaped not only their lives but the history of Waskesiu area.
Directors: Jeanna Corrigal, Susan Risk
Producers: Jeanna Corrigal, Susan Risk, Live Wire Video Productions
(2001, 51 mins)
Near to Nature's Heart: Women of Waskesiu explores the diverse lives of eight First Nations, Métis and Euro-Canadian women who made their homes in Prince Albert National Park. Elder Agnes Dreaver guided her family to create an alcohol and drug-free traditional community. Victoria ...