Mount Currie Summer Camp - Pipántsek swa7 Its7a l'íl'wata (Salish Version)

Mount Currie Summer Camp - Pipántsek swa7 Its7a l'íl'wata (Salish Version)

| 5 min

In a series of playful portraits, Stl’atl’imx (Líl̓wat) children and youth go about their daily duties at the community’s summer camp outside Mount Currie, B.C. Infused with a sense of love, togetherness and pride, this short documentary is a remarkable visual archive of a Stl’atl’imx (Líl̓wat) community through the beautiful faces of their young people.

This short is part of the L’il’wata series. In the early 1970s, at the outset of her documentary career, Alanis Obomsawin visited the Stl’atl’imx (Líl̓wat) Nation, an Interior Salish First Nation in British Columbia, and created a series of shorts that provide personal narratives about their culture, histories and knowledge.

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Credits
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • music
    Francis Grandmont