Round Up

Round Up

                                Round Up
| 18 min

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This short film traces Pete Standing Alone's personal journey from cultural alienation to pride and belonging. As a spiritual elder, teacher, and community leader of the Kainai Nation of Southern Alberta, Pete works with youth to repair the cultural and spiritual destruction wrought by residential schools. At age 81, he has come full-circle in his dedication to preserving the traditional ways of his people.

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Round Up, Narcisse Blood, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Narcisse Blood
  • writer
    Gil Cardinal
  • producer
    Gil Cardinal
  • editor
    Brenda Teming
  • cinematographer
    Dennis Southgate
    Daron Donahue
    Rick Tailfeathers
  • sound recordist
    Per Asplund
    Stan Jackson
  • on-line
    Studio Post
  • colour correction
    Studio Post
  • transcription
    Sharon Murphy
  • round-up rider
    Fagan Standing Alone
    Frank Weasel Head
    Martin Heavy Head
    Jim Plumbe
  • production coordinator
    Ginette D'Silva
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • marketing manager
    Kelly Fox
  • program administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen

  • Ajijaak

    This is awesome! I'm First Nations/Métis on the other side of the colonized border. There is so much wonderful stuff happening in First Nations and Native communities. This shows the cultural revitalization, decolonization, and pride.

    Ajijaak, 24 Jun 2016
  • stressor

    I just finished watching 'Roundup' and the dialogue was mainly in English. At a critical time in preserving many native languages it would have been noteworthy for Pete Standing Alone and Narcisse Blood to speak in their native tongue Blackfoot and the documentary be with English subtitles. The language helps keep us distinct and it certainly embraces as a source of pride.

    stressor, 30 Jun 2011
  • Kevin

    A good film that reminds me of the racism that still exists. First Nations should be proud of their heritage and wary of foreign ideas. I hope they can avoid assimilation. Pete Standing Alone deserves admiration based on this presentation.

    Kevin, 26 Jun 2011

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