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 Hunt: Food from the Land” The Hunt and The Walk: Episode 1
To balance the inevitable changes ahead, every autumn the entire community of 100 people move to the "barrenlands" for the traditional caribou hunt. They may use a twin engine aircraft to get there, but they still butcher and pack the animals in the ways of their elders. The Hunt points to a hopeful future where tradition and development can exist and prosper side by side.
Inuvialuit and Vuntut Gwichin filmmaker Dennis Allen visits the tiny village of Colville Lake near his own childhood home of Inuvik in Canada's Northwest Territories. There he meets the Kahso Go'tine, a North Slavey Dene group and one of the last remaining truly traditional people.
The Kahso Go'tine survive on caribou and fish, heat their homes with wood and haul water from the lake. Since their present-day community was established in 1962, they have lived in isolation and maintained their traditions. Recent electric power, telephone service, satellite television, oil exploration, and access to the community via a winter road have meant a host of new influences.
Directed by: Dennis Allen
Produced by: Dennis Allen, Alexis Arthur, Ken Malenstyn, Big Red Barn Entertainment, Mackenzie Delta Films
The Kahso Go'tine survive on caribou and fish, heat their homes with wood and haul water from the lake. Recently, electric power, telephone service, satellite television, oil exploration, and access to the community via a winter road have meant a host of new influences.To balance the inevitable c...