Vistas: Button Blanket

Vistas: Button Blanket


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This short impressionist documentary looks at the creation of a Button Blanket by integrating the performance of a traditional dance with the art of the West Coast Heiltsuk Nation.

Vistas is a series of 13 short films on nationhood from 13 Indigenous filmmakers from Halifax to Vancouver. It was a collaborative project between the NFB and APTN to bring Indigenous perspectives and stories to an international audience.

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Vistas: Button Blanket, Zoe L. Hopkins & Dora Hopkins, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Zoe L. Hopkins
  • director
    Zoe L. Hopkins
  • cinematographer
    Helen Haig-Brown
  • editor
    Eliot Piltz
  • digital compositor
    Eliot Piltz
  • creator
    Dora Hopkins
  • location sound recordist
    Don Howell
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • sound supervision
    Gael MacLean
  • music composer
    David Gladstone
  • music performer
    Gary Neasloss
    John Humchitt
    Dave Green
  • dancer
    Urban Heiltsuk Dancers
  • re-recording engineer
    Doug Paterson
  • audio post
    Rukkus House
  • post-production services
    Hand Cut Films
    Finale Editworks
  • production coordinator
    Teri Snelgrove
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
    Scott Collins
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
    Cyndi Forcand
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
    Kay Leung
  • series producer
    Vanessa Loewen
    Joe MacDonald
  • series executive producer
    Derek Mazur
    Peter Strutt
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen