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.
Perhaps the talent to watch in the years ahead, Joseph Lazare has been a video addict since he was a young boy. Better known as “Dega” among his friends, Joseph has been making movies since he was thirteen in his hometown of Kahnawake, Québec. He also designs Mohawk-language textbooks for school children. Lazare participated in CyberPowWow 2004, an interactive visual art exhibition, web-hosted by Oboro Gallery of Montréal. At the time of shooting this episode, he was completing the Big Soul Production of “By The Rapids” and is developing his first feature film. “Storytellers in motion” catches up with Dega in Toronto and in Kahnawake on a weekend visit home to see his mom.
“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
Perhaps the talent to watch in the years ahead, Joseph Lazare has been a video addict since he was a young boy. Better known as “Dega” among his friends, Joseph has been making movies since he was thirteen in his hometown of Kahnawake, Québec. He also designs...