In this short documentary, a Musqueam elder rediscovers his Native language and traditions in the city of Vancouver, near where 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.
Awards and distinctions
Best Manitoban Film
Aboriginal Film and Video Festival, Winnipeg
Gerry Brunet Memorial Award, ex-aequo with "Hirsute" by AJ Bond
Out on Screen - Queer Film & Video Festival, Vancouver
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