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La couverture à boutons

La couverture à boutons

| 3 min
2009 13 films

Vistas est une série de courts-métrages sur le thème de la nation. D'Halifax à Vancouver, chacun des studios du Programme anglais de l'ONF a participé à ce projet qui culmine en la présentation de 13 films uniques réalisés par 13 réalisateurs autochtones.


Ce court documentaire impressionniste se penche sur la création d’une couverture à boutons en intégrant l’exécution d’une danse traditionnelle à l’art du peuple heiltsuk de la Côte Ouest.

  • script
    Zoe L. Hopkins
  • direction
    Zoe L. Hopkins
  • director of photography
    Helen Haig-Brown
  • editing
    Eliot Piltz
  • digital compositor
    Eliot Piltz
  • creator
    Dora Hopkins
  • location sound
    Don Howell
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • sound supervisor
    Gael MacLean
  • music - composition
    David Gladstone
  • music - interpretation
    Gary Neasloss
    John Humchitt
    Dave Green
  • dancer
    Urban Heiltsuk Dancers
  • sound mixer
    Doug Paterson
  • post-production audio facility
    Rukkus House
  • None
    Hand Cut Films
    Finale Editworks
  • production coordination
    Teri Snelgrove
  • technical coordination
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
    Scott Collins
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
    Cyndi Forcand
  • marketing officer
    Leslie Stafford
    Kay Leung
  • series producer
    Vanessa Loewen
    Joe MacDonald
  • series executive producer
    Derek Mazur
    Peter Strutt
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen


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Ages 11 to 17

History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Indigenous Studies - Arts
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
Indigenous Studies - Issues and Contemporary Challenges

Haida women made button blankets, ceremonial robes that were worn to signify power, hereditary rights, and duties. These blankets were decorated with appliqués of the family clan and crest designs and embellished with pearl buttons. Compare and contrast the significance of blanket buttons and totem poles. Discuss how these blankets maintain the history of the Haida and how the clan markings could be used to trace one’s family tree.

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