The Paradox of Norval Morrisseau

The Paradox of Norval Morrisseau


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In this revealing study of Norval Morrisseau, filmed as he works among the lakes and woodlands of his ancestors, we see a remarkable Indigenous artist who emerged from a life of obscurity in the North American bush to become one of Canada's most renowned painters. Morrisseau the man is much like his paintings: vital and passionate, torn between his Ojibway heritage and the influences of the white man's world. Jack Pollock, the Toronto art gallery owner who discovered Morrisseau's paintings in the early 1960s, comments on what makes them so unique.

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The Paradox of Norval Morrisseau, Duke Redbird & Henning Jacobsen, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • music
  • singer
  • lyrics
    Duke Redbird
  • director of photography
    David M. Ostriker
    Naohiko Kurita
    Jackson Samuels
  • writer
    Bruce Martin
  • editor
    Michael MacLaverty
  • director
    Duke Redbird
    Henning Jacobsen

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