Haida Carver

Haida Carver

| 12 min

On Canada's Pacific coast this film finds a young Haida artist, Robert Davidson, shaping miniature totems from argillite, a jet-like stone. The film follows the artist to the island where he finds the stone, and then shows how he carves it in the manner of his grandfather, who taught him the craft.

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Credits
  • director
    Richard Gilbert
  • producer
    Richard Gilbert
  • writer
    Richard Gilbert
  • commentary
    William Weintraub
  • camera
    François Séguillon
  • editing
    Dennis Sawyer
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn
  • participant
    Robert Davidson