Totem: Return and Renewal

Totem: Return and Renewal

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In his 2003 NFB film Totem: the Return of the G'psgolox Pole, filmmaker Gil Cardinal documented the struggle of the Haisla people of British Columbia to recover a traditional mortuary totem pole. This half-hour documentary follows the events of the final journey of the G'psgolox Pole as it returns home to Kitamaat and the Haisla people.

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  • writer
    Gil Cardinal
  • director
    Gil Cardinal
  • narrator
    Gil Cardinal
  • editor
    Michel Lalonde
  • director of cinematography
    Daron Donahue
  • sound recordist
    Stan Jackson
    Don Howell
    Nathan Berry
  • original music
    Clode Hamelin
  • sound editor
    Jerry Krepakevich
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
  • executive producer
    Derek Mazur

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  • deepveda

    Deeply moved by this wonderful story! It gives one a sense of hope, afterall! Greetings from Sweden

    deepveda, 16 Oct 2015
  • haislaboi87

    YOWTZ! Im Haisla! This is awesome!

    haislaboi87, 28 Dec 2014
  • yuallthetime

    Thank you Gil for this sensitive and moving story for all first nations people in north America and around the world of restoration of culture and reconciliation between all people groups.

    yuallthetime, 23 Jan 2010