Friday, December 5, 2008

Old Crow - Production 3

Mary Jane’s piece was about her husband, Georgie, and how he is an inspiration for continuing the tradition of living off the land. 

Brandon decided to do a piece on how the Caribou Fence was created. 

Stanley Grafton Njootli, a visual artist, decided he wanted to make a piece with his 3-year old son in Gwich’in. Stan had been in a documentary (about him and his father, and his decision to move to Old Crow in his 20s after never living there before). The film is entitled Arctic Son.

Mackenzie created a stop-motion animation in the Blackfoot language. 

Elder Joel Peter also made a piece about living his life in Old Crow. He shared what he knows especially about Muskrat trapping. This was a really special experience, and reaffirmed the importance of including more elders in the Our World project as storytellers. They hold wisdom about the environment, the language, the culture and traditional values that are so important for future generations. These real connections to traditions that have existed for 20,000 years. Hunting, trapping, living off the land – these are all things that people base a lot of their livelihood and existence on. We hope these short films can help to celebrate and connect generations and to important community values.

Mackenzie works on her animation Numbers in Blackfoot
The set for Caribou Fence
Brandon works on Caribou Fence

Brandon, Dean and Elisa working hard!

An office turned recording studio...
Mary Jane helps Dean with his Gwich'in pronunciation
Recording with Dean and his Dad
Joel takes a turn with helping Dean speak Gwich'in for Craw Craw Craw
Mary Jane and Lisa g have FUN!


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