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Selected Films by Carswellfilm.ca

 

Our Language, Our Culture  -  (7 min. 2018) Elders from both Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation share stories with the students of importance language. Language and culture are intertwined and the revitalization of our local languages is critical in allowing...

Yalis Rising

Yalis Rising  - Celebrating the T’lisalagi’lakw School  –  29 min. 2019 Produced by ‘Namgis First Nation –  A film by Ed Carswell Conceived and built by the ‘Namgis First Nation, the T’lisalagi’lakw Elementary School...

Ecology Transforms Youth

Ecology Transforms Youth (35 min. 2019) Travel with several youth as they explore the rivers and estuaries of the Comox Valley. Created by Wendy Kotilla in 2004, the Youth and Ecological Restoration program has had over 330 participants. Young people work with local...

Cooperativa – La Lucha Sigue (40 min. 2019)

co-produced by Carswellfilm.ca, World Community & Cafe Etico Journey to several organic coffee farms in the jungle highlands of Nicaragua (the source of World Community Coffee and Cafe Etico).  Farmers discuss how their fair trade arrangements with the co-ops have...

Carswellfilm.ca edits project for Council of Canadians

In late August, First Nations people of the ‘Namgis, Mamalilikala, Lawit’sis and Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw began observing two Marine Harvest salmon farms on Swanson and Midsummer Islands in their traditional Broughton Archipelago territories. Their actions sound alarms...

24 Hour Drum – Seeking Wisdom

As part of the 2017 24 Hour Drum event, students in Aboriginal Leadership interview Elders from both Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation. These teachings inspire the students to create their performances. They dance, sing, and share spoken word at Stawamus...

Drumbeats & Dreams

Drumbeats & Dreams  (27 min. 2016) Zena is graduating from Merritt Secondary but the journey was not easy. From the haunting past of residential schools, to the ongoing lack of shared understanding between cultures, Zena and her classmates have succeeded against...

24 Hour Drum 2015

This film follows a 3 month journey taken by an Aboriginal Youth Leadership group in BC’s Sea to Sky corridor. Left inspired and empowered by an UrbanInk slam poetry workshop, the youth created work around two chosen themes: Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and...

Shared Drum, Shared Territory  (9 min. 2016)

Whistler is a world renowned  tourist destination but also the shared territory of Squamish and Lil’wat Nation. This film opens the doors to Whistler Secondary School and a magical event - a flag raising ceremony to symbolize the history of our first...

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...

Water on Tap

In Ghana, residents of the coastal City of Accra do not take their water for granted. Sometimes water supply simply cannot keep up with demand and people are forced to be very creative in their search for water. Water is now called the Blue Gold as world-wide...

Thirsty Planet – Solar Ovens in West Africa

Set in the West African countries of Ghana and Benin, Thirsty Planet (27 min.) reveals the surprising potential of solar ovens. With temperatures often near 40 degrees Celcius, these equatorial regions hold great promise for using the sun to cook food and pasteurize...