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.
Storytellers in motion: The Syilx Voice: Tracey...
“The Syilx Voice: Tracey Jack” Series 1 Episode 7
As a documentary filmmaker, Tracey Jack believes in understanding one's community first and foremost, and she's not afraid to tackle any topic. She has explored such tough stories as drug and alcohol abuse and violence in “REZcovery”, community murders in “Lateral Violence”, and the long-term effects of the residential school system in “Crying in the Dark”. Her films convey her sensitivity to the communities in which they are made, including her own Okanagan community. Tracey has won numerous awards for her work and contributions to the community, including first and second place in the Best Documentary category at the 2003 Native American Journalists Association for her films “Crying in the Dark” and “REZcovery”. She has a firm commitment to honoring her Okanagan roots and the Syilx voice through her storytelling.
Over three seasons, “Storytellers in Motion”, introduces a number of Canada's Indigenous storytellers. Sharing excerpts from their films, these storytellers comment on their work and explore their creative voices.
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Urban Rez Productions
As a documentary filmmaker, Tracey Jack believes in understanding one's community first and foremost, and she's not afraid to tackle any topic. She has explored such tough stories as drug and alcohol abuse and violence in “REZcovery”, community ...