Writing the Land

In this short documentary, a Musqueam elder rediscovers his Native language and traditions in the city of Vancouver, in the vicinity of which the Musqueam people have lived for thousands of years. Writing the Land captures the ever-changing nature of a modern city - the glass and steel towers cut against the sky, grass, trees and a sudden flash of birds in flight and the enduring power of language to shape perception and create memory.

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Film Credits

writer
Kevin Lee Burton
director
Kevin Lee Burton
producer
Selwyn Jacob
cinematographer
Helen Haig-Brown
editor
Helen Haig-Brown
Eliot Piltz
sound design
Tony Papa
sound supervision
Tony Papa
re-recording mixer
Jeff Yellen

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