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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...

Kus-Kus-sum Production Promo (:26 seconds, 2022)

Currently in production  –  Ed Carswell is directing a film on the Kus-kus-sum habitat restoration coordinated by Project Watershed. The film will weave K’omoks First Nation history alongside the work of transforming an industrial site back to a vibrant natural part...

24 Hour Drum – Going Strong (32 min. 2021)

A “weird” school year with Covid didn’t stop the Indigenous Leadership students from finding their voices and celebrating their culture.  Six schools dance, sing, drum and speak to issues of oppression, white privilege, white fragility, and...

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...