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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 S3E30 Gail Maurice
“Gail Maurice” Series 3 Episode 30
Vivacious and charismatic, Gail Maurice is a ball of energy wrapped around a focused and determined woman. This Métis actress directed her first feature length documentary in 2007, “Scream Your Dreams”, about Aboriginal youth in Canada. Her short “Smudge” aired on CBC Newsworld in 2005 and premiered in the United States in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film touches on the practices of burning sweetgrass, or sage, for spiritual purposes. Maurice has acted in Canadian film and television, including the lead role in “Johnny Greyeyes”, a feature film she co-wrote and that was directed by Jorge Manzano. She also had a recurring role as Skye Nighthawk in the popular Canadian Showtime television series “Street Time”. Gail talks about her passions and her plans for stories and life.
“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