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Now Is the Time

2019 16 min
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The rebirth of the Haida spirit.

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Now Is the Time



When internationally renowned Haida carver Robert Davidson was only 22 years old, he carved the first new totem pole on British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii in almost a century. On the 50th anniversary of the pole’s raising, Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter steps easily through history to revisit that day in August 1969, when the entire village of Old Massett gathered to celebrate the event that would signal the rebirth of the Haida spirit.
  • featuring
    Robert Davidson
    Reg Davidson
    Barbara Wilson
  • voice
    Jane Kristovich
    Percy Rodriguez
    Joe Weir
    Florence Davidson
    Victor Adams
  • writer
    Christopher Auchter
  • director
    Christopher Auchter
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • associate producer
    Teri Snelgrove
  • line producer
    Jennifer Roworth
  • director of photography
    Asia Youngman
  • editor
    Sarah Hedar
  • composer
    Genevieve Vincent
  • sound design
    Chris McLaren
  • re-recording mixer
    Chris McLaren
  • additional camera
    Vince Arvidson
  • sound recordist
    Ramsay Bourquin
  • 1st assistant camera
    Odessa Shuquaya
  • gaffer
    Cameron Watts
    Mike Hjorth
  • production coordinator
    Kristyn Stilling
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • animation
    Christopher Auchter
  • animation rigger
    Tara Barker
  • stop motion animation
    Alicia Eisen
  • stop motion animation consultant
    Alicia Eisen
    Kaho Yoshida
  • graphic designer
    Tim Linklater
  • colourist
    Lorne Wright
  • musician
    Peggy Lee
    David Brown
    Cameron Wilson
    Genevieve MacKay
  • music mixer
    Lori Castro
  • marketing manager
    Kay Rondonneau
  • publicist
    Katja De Bock
  • studio administrator
    Carla Jones
  • executive producer
    Shirley Vercruysse
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom

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Now Is the Time
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