Legends sxwexwxiy'am: The Story of Siwash Rock

Legends sxwexwxiy'am: The Story of Siwash Rock

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"It is said the proud Siwash Rock resembles a certain young warrior of long, long ago... a brave young chief who pledged his honour to the love of a beautiful young girl from the north."--Chief Simon Baker. So begins sxwexwxwiy'am: The Story of Siwash Rock, a contemporary dramatization of an ancient Coast Salish myth about the famous Vancouver landmark that symbolizes the most sacred of a man's vows, cleanliness of fatherhood. As Chief Simon Baker narrates in Squamish, the tale unfolds in Vancouver's inner city. We meet Andrew, a young Native man struggling to overcome the disillusionment of his people. Unemployed and faced with the unplanned and difficult pregnancy of his girlfriend Kelsey, Andrew must prove himself worthy of fatherhood by following the traditional path of his ancestors. Legends is a gripping and life-affirming drama, featuring powerful performances by the film's young actors.

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Legends sxwexwxiy'am: The Story of Siwash Rock, Annie Fraziér Henry, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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Credits
  • director
    Annie Fraziér Henry
  • script
    Annie Fraziér Henry
  • narrator
    Annie Fraziér Henry
  • producer
    Michael Chechik
    Annie Fraziér Henry
    George Johnson
  • executive producer
    Michael Chechik
    Annie Fraziér Henry
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
  • director of photography
    Robert Ennis
    David Frazee
  • location sound recording
    Dwight Rhodes
  • editing
    Lenka Svab
  • sound design
    Marc Benoit
  • sound mixer
    Brent Marchenski
  • music
    Terry Frewer
  • cast
    Dakota House
    Chief Simon Baker
    Glen Gould
    Vania Stager
    Nathan Smith
    Melody Southcombe
    Zach Douglas
    Yul Baker
    Maya Avila
    Lawrence Baker
    Patrick Keating
    Samantha Wilson
    Leanne Adachi
    Morgan Rose
    Suzanne Coy
    Stella Johnson
    Robin Gray
    Stefany Langan
    Eugene Harry
    T. Richard Baker
    Wayne Baker
    Klatle-Bhi
    Amanda Prince