This short film, crafted entirely out of NFB archival footage by First Nations filmmaker Caroline Monnet, takes us on an exhilarating journey from the Far North to the urban south, capturing the perpetual negotiation between the traditional and the modern by a people moving ever forward.Part of the Souvenir series, it's one of four films by First Nations filmmakers that address Indigenous identity and representation, reframing Canadian history through a contemporary lens.
Ages 14 to 18
Indigenous Studies - Arts
Indigenous Studies - History/Politics
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
Indigenous Studies - Issues and Contemporary Challenges
This short film can be an entry point for critical thought and deeper learning. Describe how editing and art direction create a range of moods throughout this short video. How does this short film capture the perpetual negotiation between the traditional Indigenous connection to land and modern realities? How can combining clips of archival footage ignite conversations relevant to today? Why is it important to consider the context when taking imagery or clips from original sources and placing them in new contexts? How does reconfiguring archival footage relate to the importance of media literacy? How does the title shape the narrative of this short?