Writing the Land

Writing the Land

| 7 min
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In this short documentary, a Musqueam elder rediscovers his Native language and traditions in the city of Vancouver, in the vicinity of which the Musqueam people have lived for thousands of years. Writing the Land captures the ever-changing nature of a modern city - the glass and steel towers cut against the sky, grass, trees and a sudden flash of birds in flight and the enduring power of language to shape perception and create memory.

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Credits
  • writer
    Kevin Lee Burton
  • director
    Kevin Lee Burton
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • cinematographer
    Helen Haig-Brown
  • editor
    Helen Haig-Brown
    Eliot Piltz
  • sound design
    Tony Papa
  • sound supervision
    Tony Papa
  • re-recording mixer
    Jeff Yellen
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli

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