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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.
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Storytellers in Motion S1E02 Christine Welsh
“Out of the Shadow: Christine Welsh” Series 1 Episode 2
Women within Aboriginal communities are important keepers of traditions. Christine Welsh is a Métis storyteller who was raised in Saskatchewan and now lives on the west coast. In addition to her work as a professor in Women's Studies at the University of Victoria, she is also an award-winning filmmaker noted for tackling tough issues and handling them with grace and clarity. Welsh recognizes outstanding indigenous women who champion community causes, and examines their daily struggles and triumphs. She has written and directed films that explore her own Métis heritage as well as the challenges and contributions of warrior women who have worked to advance the cause of First Nations people in Canada.
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