Klee Wyck

Klee Wyck

                                Klee Wyck
| 15 min

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This short documentary from the Canadian Artists series presents the art of Emily Carr, the Canadian painter who found exciting subject matter on British Columbia's Pacific Coast, with its giant trees and its Indigenous villages, totems and carvings. When Carr visited the Ucluelet Indian Reserve on Vancouver Island in 1898, the Nuu-chah-nulth people gave her the name Klee Wyck, meaning “Laughing One.” Her canvases are shown here amidst the landscapes and places where they were painted. At the end of the film Tse-shaht painter George Clutesi is pictured as Carr left her paintbrushes and other materials to him.

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Klee Wyck, Grant Crabtree, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • producer
    Graham McInnes
  • script
    Graham McInnes
  • director
    Grant Crabtree
  • camera
    Grant Crabtree
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn
  • editing
    Cecily Sparks

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