Smudge

Smudge

| 12 min

This short documentary follows three Indigenous women as they practice ancestral forms of worship: drumming, singing, and using sweetgrass. These ancient spiritual traditions may at first seem at odds with urban life, but to Indigenous people in Canada who are used to praying in natural settings, the whole world is sacred space.

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Credits
  • writer
    Gail Maurice
  • director
    Gail Maurice
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • editor
    Katharine Asals
  • cinematographer
    Michael Grippo
    Stanislaw Barua
  • sound recordist
    Phil Brouwer
  • additional cinematography
    Gail Maurice
    Marcus Elliot
  • original music composer
    Ken Myhr
  • music performer
    Ken Myhr
  • production assistant
    Jeff Jordan
  • budget officer
    Ida Di Fruscia
  • senior production administration assistant
    Joanne Forrest
  • production secretary
    Corinne Herman
  • technical coordinator
    Mark Wilson
  • technical intern
    Nickolas Markovic
  • marketing manager
    Sue Mander
  • production coordinator
    Lisa Broadfoot
  • production supervisor
    Kemp Archibald
  • line producer
    Douglas MacFarlane
  • audio post facility
    Kitchen Sync Digital Audio
  • sound editor
    Jakob Thiesen
  • re-recording mixer
    Kevin Tokar
  • on-line services
    Imarion
  • online editor
    Dan Johnston
  • colourist
    Dan Johnston
  • production stills photographer
    Jag Gundu
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian