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Behind the Masks

Behind the Masks

| 36 min

This short documentary takes a fascinating look at the meaning behind some Indigenous masks from the North Pacific coast. Our guide is professor Claude Levi-Strauss of Paris, a world-renowned anthropologist and authority on the structural analysis of myth. He explains the significant features of 3 masks, and the stories behind them, while also visiting an Indigenous carver on Vancouver Island.


Credits
  • director
    Tom Shandel
  • producer
    John Taylor
  • executive producer
    Peter Jones
  • camera
    David De Volpi
    Doug White
  • editing
    Shelah Reljic
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
  • re-recording
    Bill Armstrong

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