Medoonak the Stormmaker

Medoonak the Stormmaker

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This short film is a retelling of the Mi’kmaq legend of Medoonak, the reckless ruler of the winds and the seas who was persuaded to quieten his magical wings and calm the churning waters so that the Mi’kmaq fishermen could catch food for their starving people. Here, the story is colourfully interpreted in mime, dance and narration by elaborately garbed and masked actors of the Mermaid Theatre of Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

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Medoonak the Stormmaker, Les Krizsan, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Les Krizsan
  • photography
    Les Krizsan
  • executive producer
    Ian McLaren
    Rex Tasker
  • sound
    Ted Haley
  • editing
    Stefan Wodoslawsky
    Les Halman
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • music
    Tim Cohoon
    Mary Lou Rockwell
  • cast
    Deborah Allen
    Robert Black
    Jean-Douglas Comeau
    Mike Ellison
    Sten Hornborg
    Richard Marion
    Thomas Miller
    Alanna Payne
    Kenneth Strong

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