Documentary (2007), 28 min., DVCPro
Three generations of Woodland (Anishinawbe) artists are featured in this documentary exploring the interconnections between modern and ancient art, the land, and the importance of the traditional Ojibway value of intergenerational mentorship.
We follow painter Moses Beaver as he seeks the wisdom of elder-artist Gelineau Fisher, who leads him to the ancient rock paintings along Lake Superior. This inspires Moses to take youth artist Andrew Machendagoos on a teaching journey deep into the Boreal forest of Andrew’s recent ancestors. Everyone in the film is woven together through their connection to the late Woodland painter Roy Thomas, whose legacy continues to inspire others to create and to teach ancient values nearly lost.
Filmed across Northwestern Ontario, this Thunderstone Pictures/National Film Board co-production features ancient rock paintings, stunning scenery, powerful art, great music and wilderness adventure.
Director/Director of Photography
Producers for the National Film Board of Canada
Associate Producers for TVO
Rudy Buttignol, Commisioning Editor
Field Sound Mixers
The Little Bear Singers