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| 3 min

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.

  • director
    Caroline Monnet
  • producer
    Anita Lee
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee
  • editor
    Jesse Rivière
  • associate producer
    Kate Vollum
  • music performer
    Tanya Tagaq
  • music writer
    Tanya Tagaq
    Jesse Zubot
    Jean Martin
    Michael Edwards
  • publisher
    Jesse Zubot
    Jean Martin
    Michael Edwards
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • technical lead
    Marcus Matyas
  • assistant editor
    Tiffany Beaudin
    Zoya Rezaie
  • studio administrator
    Stefanie Brantner
  • production coordinator
    Jennifer Bertling
    Andrew Martin-Smith
  • producer's assistant
    Serena Lee
  • marketing manager
    Melissa Wheeler
  • publicist
    Jennifer Mair
  • head credits
    Sébastien Aubin
  • title design
    Sébastien Aubin
  • online editor
    Laura Aqui
    Andrew Mandziuk
  • post picture facility
    Fearless Films
  • technical services
    Antonia Gueorguieva
    Jean Coulombe
    Pascal Vincent
    Aldo La Ricca
    William Holley
  • stock footage
    Fred Savard
    Ragnhild Milewski
    Josée Riopel



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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?

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