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Selected Films by Carswellfilm.ca

 

Tribal Canoe Journey

This 5 min. film captures the K’omoks First Nation welcoming ceremony of the annual Tribal Canoe Journey. This event brings together First Nations from Bella Bella BC to Washington State.  For over 20 years, the Tribal Journeys have transformed thousands of youth. It...

Sewing, a meditation (1:20)

Elder Ameila Washington leads a class at Merritt Elementary School. In this class the students learn about composure and concentration as well as how to...

Making Bannock

Elementary School studnets from Princeton, BC learn how to make bannock. This is always as successful activity!...

Learning Kwak’wala (2020, 7 min.)

Conceived and built by the ‘Namgis First Nation, the T’lisalagi’lakw Elementary School teaches Kwak’wala. This short film is a collage of young students showing off their language...

The World is Watching Us

This is an overview of the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement in School District 58 - Merritt/ Princeton School District #58 (Nicola-Similkameen). This agreement will benefit students from six local Bands including the Coldwater Band, Lower Nicola Band,...

Echoes of the Sinixt

National Aboriginal Day Celebration 2016 in Nakusp BC - A 10 minute colourful overview of National Aboriginal Day. Medicine Wheel Ceremony, Drumming, Dancing by Running Wolf, Traditional Games, Parkour, and the signing of the Enhancement Agreement, School District 10...

Embrace Life – 24 Hour PowWow

Aboriginal Leadership students throughout the corridor collaborated to choose the form and theme of the 24 Hour Drum. This year’s result was a Powwow with the theme Embrace Life as a statement of resilience and empowerment. Youth drummed, danced and feasted with their...

Our Language, Our Our Way of Life (7 min, 2018)

School District 48 - Sea to Sky is home of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. Language and culture are intertwined and the revitalization of our local languages is critical in allowing culture to thrive. The following video highlights the importance of language...

Himalaya South

Five Months in Nepal and India. In the fall of 2001, (just after 911) Danielle Hoogland and Ed Carswell flew to Katmandu, Nepal then spent five months exploring the diversity of culture in of Annapurna, Pokara, Assam, Calcutta, Rajastan Desert, Bombay, Kerala, Goa and...