The NFB is committed to respecting your privacy

We use cookies to ensure that our site works efficiently, as well as for advertising purposes.

If you do not wish to have your information used in this way, you can modify your browser settings before continuing your visit.

Learn more
Skip to content
Your request could not be processed.
Playlists
Please note that you can no longer create or edit a playlist. Learn more.
Access your playlists

Embed this code on your site

Video player width

by Reset
New release
Coming 
None

Sundance : la danse sacrée du soleil

2008 1 h 9 min
Leaving soon

Dans ce long métrage documentaire signé par le réalisateur autochtone Brian J. Francis, des participants à la cérémonie de la danse sacrée du soleil passent quatre jours sans boire ni manger, puis transpercent la chair de leur poitrine dans une offrande au Créateur. Un point de vue privilégié sur la spiritualité des Premières Nations d’Amérique du Nord et la transmission unique d’une tradition culturelle de la nation Elsipogtog à la nation Mi’gmaqs.

We're sorry, this content is not available in your location.
Your rental expires on
None
You've already purchased this film.
Download it from My purchases.
Not available
Campus
Sundance : la danse sacrée du soleil

Details

Dans ce long métrage documentaire signé par le réalisateur autochtone Brian J. Francis, des participants à la cérémonie de la danse sacrée du soleil passent quatre jours sans boire ni manger, puis transpercent la chair de leur poitrine dans une offrande au Créateur. Un point de vue privilégié sur la spiritualité des Premières Nations d’Amérique du Nord et la transmission unique d’une tradition culturelle de la nation Elsipogtog à la nation Mi’gmaqs.
  • participant
    Kani Malsom
    William Nevin
    Bernard Jerome
    Keith Chiefmoon
    Nathan Chasing Horse
    Pamela Red Cloud
    Melvin, Jr. Brewer
    Hubert Francis
    Eugene Sock
    Stephanie Simon
    Cynthia Davidson
  • None
    Brian J. Francis
    Kent Martin
    Ronaldo Richard
    Hubert Francis
  • direction
    Brian J. Francis
  • camera
    Nigel Markham
  • location sound
    Alex Salter
  • editing
    Rohan Fernando
  • production supervision
    Patsy Coughran
  • additional sound
    Rohan Fernando
    Kent Martin
  • additional music
    David R. Maracle
  • research
    Brian J. Francis
  • sound editing
    Alex Salter
  • sound mixer
    Allan Scarth
  • online editing
    Steve Cook
  • production coordinator
    Stephanie Coolen
    Vanessa Larsen
  • marketing
    Amy Stewart Gallant
    Philip Moscovitch
  • administration
    John William Lutz

Enjoy the NFB experience on your favourite device. 

Education

Ages 14 to 17

Rituals and rites of passage are common through all cultures. For Indigenous peoples they are especially important, given the near eradication of their people and culture in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Have students discuss rituals in their family, culture or society that help them grow or belong. How might this be particularly important for young men? How do these rituals help instill a sense of belonging?

Sundance : la danse sacrée du soleil
Also available