The Beauty of My People

The Beauty of My People

| 29 min

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The film centres on Arthur Shilling, an Ojibwa artist from the Rama Reserve on Lake Couchiching, Ontario. Shilling's artistic evolution is traced, as is his move to Toronto and the difficulties he encountered there. Also discussed is the illness that caused Shilling to re-evaluate his artistic goals. Interviews with the artist and others interested in his paintings are juxtaposed with examples of paintings.

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The Beauty of My People, Alan Collins, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Alan Collins
  • writer
    Gary George
  • narration
    Sherman Maness
  • music
    Court Stone
  • photography
    Dennis Miller
    Robert New
    Richard Wincente
  • editor
    Alan Collins
    Ronald Sanders
    David Leach
  • sound
    David Lee
    Aerlyn Weissman
  • stills photographer
    Elizabeth Brewitt

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