The Spirit Within

The Spirit Within looks at Native spirituality programs which have been set up in western Canadian federal penal institutions and in some provincial institutions. The programs which are led by Native elders and assisted by liaison officers, include workshops and ceremonies which help to put the Native prison inmate back in touch with himself, his culture and his spirituality. The film deals with the impact of the programs and in particular that of the sweat lodge. The Spirit Within also serves as an introduction to the kind of life faced by Native inmates.

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Film Credits

director
Gil Cardinal
Wil Campbell
producer
Jerry Krepakevich
cinematography
James Jeffrey
sound
Leon Johnson
editing
Gerald K. Wilson
sound editing
Gerald K. Wilson
narrator
Gil Cardinal

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