Woodland Spirits

Nov 21, 2010   //   by admin   //   Documentaries, Featured on Home Page, Films

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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.

Click here for the TVO trailer (.wmv)

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.

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Premiered May 21st, 2008 10:30pm on TVOntario’s “A View From Here”

Cast and Crew

Executive Producer
Dave Clement

Director/Director of Photography
Dave Clement

Producers for the National Film Board of Canada
Lea Marin
Anita Lee

Associate Producers for TVO
Rudy Buttignol, Commisioning Editor
Linda Fong

Supervising Editor
Kelly Saxberg

Edited by
Dave Clement
Damien Gilbert

Narrator
Robert Spade

Additional Camera
Donald Delorme

Field Sound Mixers
Derek Grizans
Clarence Michon
Adrian Lysenko

Production Assistant
Rob Stewart

Online Editor/Colourist
Dany Joyal

Sound Mix
Dany Joyal

Featuring:
Moses Beaver (www.mosesbeaver.com)
Gelineau Fisher
Louise Thomas (Ahnisnabae Art Gallery)
Andrew Machendagoos
and the words of Roy Thomas

Music by
War Party
Wax Philosophic
Moses Beaver
Dreadnaut
The Little Bear Singers