Hands of History
Director | Writer | National Film Board of Canada

Selected Broadcasts: WTN; Vision TV; Knowledge Network, Botswana Television. Selected Awards and Festivals: Golden Apple - National Education Media Network; Best Art Film: Oklahoma American Indian Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival; Vancouver International Festival; Two Rivers Film Festival.

 

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This documentary follows four female First Nations artists—Doreen Jensen, Rena Point Bolton, Jane Ash Poitras and Joane Cardinal-Schubert—who seek to find a continuum from traditional to contemporary forms of expression. These exceptional artists reveal their aesthetic philosophies, their techniques and personal styles, and the exaltation they feel when they are immersed in the act of creation. This film is a moving testimony to the role that female Aboriginal artists have played in maintaining the voice of Aboriginal culture.