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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.

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Mobilize, Caroline Monnet, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • 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

  • None

    I enjoyed this short film . To me the footage represents A clash of cultures. Subtle at first but then invasive. With the upbeat fast tempo music, it seems the content rapidly moves from the subtle clash of cultures towards the modern reality of life for first nations people. The images of hand fashioned canoe’s and snowshoes sharply contrasted by a keyboard with letter keys of a language that is under siege. The progression from hand tools to hardhats seemed reflective of a society that is racing further away from self-sustenance towards a capitalist society. #IndigenousFilm

    None, 27 Feb 2019
  • nanceleewil

    Simple! Put your curser on the screen and hit return.

    nanceleewil, 17 Sep 2016
  • gericar

    Ditto !

    gericar, 15 Sep 2016
  • davidmcnorgan

    That was fantastic! Thanks for bringing more of Canada to me. My little corner of Southern Ontario is beautiful, but we are so much more! I appreciate your work.

    davidmcnorgan, 12 Sep 2016
  • pnadon

    What the heck. I've been a member of NFB for a number of years. I really don't know enough. But this is an example of why I don't... you send me to a 3 minute clip... OK. Where do I click to actually buy/rent it? It seems to me that NFB suffers the same decades/centuries old problem that we have with engineers: they think they know what the end users need. But they never asked them! Shad up! Just ask! I have been confused more often than not with NFB. Hence my lack of participation. Maybe it's obvious, but I'm not seeing it.... !

    pnadon, 9 Sep 2016

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