“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. 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