Films & Other Videos
Films with: Cardinal, Gil
- Totem the return of the G'psgolox pole /
- In 1929, the Haisla people of the northwestern British Columbia returned from a fishing trip to find a 9-metre-high totem pole, known as the G'psgolox pole, severed at the base and removed from the village. The fate of the 19th-century pole remained unknown to the Haisla for over sixty years. Director Gil Cardinal reveals the Haisla's 1991 discovery of the pole in a Stockholm museum, where it is considered state property by the Swedish government. Cardinal skillfully layers compelling interviews, striking imagery and rare footage of master carvers as they create a replica pole. The Haisla have fulfilled a promise to the museum to replace the original totem. Now, having honoured their end of the bargain, they await the return of the G'psgolox pole.
- DVD 3361
- Trial of Poundmaker
- Portrays the trial of Plains Cree leader Poundmaker in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he stood accused of leading the Cree in support of the Riel Rebellion. Actor Tyrone Tootoosis is a direct descendant of Poundmaker.
- DVD 3950
- Worlds of Joseph Brant
- Portrays the character of Mohawk chief Joseph Brant, whose twin ambitions were to be a power broker between Indian and English societies, and to satisfy his thirst for power, recognition and eminence.
- DVD 3952