Standing Alone

Standing Alone

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Pete Standing Alone of the Kainai Nation was more at home in the White man's culture than his own as a young man. However, confronted with the realization that his children knew very little about their origins, he became determined to pass down to them the customs and traditions of his ancestors. This hour-long film is the powerful biographical study of a twenty-five-year span in Pete's life, from his early days as an oil-rig roughneck, rodeo rider and cowboy, to the present as an Indigenous man concerned with preserving his Nation's spiritual heritage in the face of an energy-oriented industrial age.

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Standing Alone, Colin Low, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Colin Low
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • editing
    Tom Daly
  • executive producer
    Barrie Howells
    Michael Scott
  • cinematography
    Douglas Kiefer
    Ernest McNabb
  • sound
    Bev Davidson
    Claude Hazanavicius
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn

  • iskivermont

    Thoroughly enjoyable - made me smile. I look forward to sharing it with Gr. 5 students so they may begin to ask questions about aboriginal people. We know so little and can learn so much.

    iskivermont, 21 Apr 2014
  • PWG

    Ah, so this is the inspiration for Boards of Canada's (Quel Surprise!) song....NFB is the Coolest media purveyor of all time. Stop the Cuts!

    PWG, 23 Jun 2012
  • sstandingalone

    Great film and premise... I laughed and it made my day. I shared it with my co workers and they are going to look at it. The best part is we can see video of our ancestors who have passed.

    sstandingalone, 2 Sep 2011

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