This short film weaves together animation and live action to show how the fire of our spirit is passed from one camp and one generation to the next.
Ages 14 to 17
Diversity - Diversity in Communities
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Indigenous Studies - History/Politics
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
The Sacred Fire is an important spiritual ceremony that provides participants with a moment of reflection, contemplation, and peace. How has the filmmaker symbolized the elements (i.e. four directions, sharing, blessings, elders, etc.) associated with this ceremony? Show how other elements of First Nations history are integrated into this film: residential schools, traditional lifestyles versus urban life, youth identity? Explore how sight and vision receive emphasis as important yet distinct elements in the film.