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.
The final part of this series examines how the foundations of Haida art were shaken after the intrusion of Europeans on Haida Gwaii and also looks at the robust revival of the Haida people's rich traditions taking place today. An impressive array of artists - Robert and Reg Davidson, Guujaaw, Frank Paulson, Nika Collison, Irene Mills, April Churchill, Victoria Moody and Evelyn Vanderhoop - discuss the importance of form and process, the recovery from the repressive influences of church and government, the excavation of songs and language, the spiritual connection to art through dance and ceremony, and the vital relationship to the land when carving and weaving.
Shot on British Columbia's rugged north coast, this second series of Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art continues its exploration into the roots of traditional Haida art, all from the inside perspective of a member of the Haida community, writer, producer and director Marianne Jones.
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Ravens and Eagles Productions
Ravens and Eagles S2E11 Finale: Defining Haida Art
“Finale: Defining Haida Art” Ravens and Eagles - Series 2 Episode 11
The final part of this series examines how the foundations of Haida art were shaken after the intrusion of Europeans on Haida Gwaii and also looks at the robust revival of the Haida people's rich traditions taking place today. ...