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Hands of History

1994 51 min
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In this acclaimed 1994 documentary, Loretta Todd, a leading figure in Indigenous cinema in Canada, profiles four contemporary female artists—Doreen Jensen, Rena Point Bolton, Jane Ash Poitras and Joane Cardinal-Schubert—who seek to find a continuum from traditional to contemporary forms of expression. Each artist reveals her practice and journey in her own words. The film is a moving testimony to the vital role Indigenous women play in nurturing Indigenous cultures.

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In this acclaimed 1994 documentary, Loretta Todd, a leading figure in Indigenous cinema in Canada, profiles four contemporary female artists—Doreen Jensen, Rena Point Bolton, Jane Ash Poitras and Joane Cardinal-Schubert—who seek to find a continuum from traditional to contemporary forms of expression. Each artist reveals her practice and journey in her own words. The film is a moving testimony to the vital role Indigenous women play in nurturing Indigenous cultures.
  • director
    Loretta Todd
  • producer
    Margaret Pettigrew
  • executive producer
    Ginny Stikeman
  • cinematography
    Julie Warren
  • animation camera
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
    Pierre Landry
    Lynda Pelley
  • sound
    David Husby
    Per Asplund
    Garrell Clark
    James Kusan
    Hans Oomes
  • editing
    Shirley Claydon
  • sound editing
    Danuta Klis
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
  • music
    Annie Fraziér Henry
    Russell Wallace
    Flora Wallace
    Wesley Lowe
    Doreen Jensen

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