Storytellers in Motion
Details: Doug Cuthand believes that the land nurtures the arts in Saskatchewan, a belief reflected in his films and writings. This documentary explores Cuthand's literary and documentary work, from his determination to take on tough issues in his column for the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix to his love of getting his boots dirty at the Indian National Finals Rodeo. He believes in conveying the truth, both in his choice of stories and in the manner in which he tells them.
This documentary series examines the success and failures of Canadian indigenous filmmakers and we see a rare glimpse into the many facets of visual storytelling. We get to see the nuts and bolts of aboriginal life in Canada by looking through the lens of the artist and find out why they've made the kinds of films they have and what they learned along the way. We will hear unique and diverse perspectives of the aboriginal community as these very talented storytellers take over the crafting of the indigenous image as we begin to see a new type of cinema emerge. While their roles remain much as they were when their stories were told around a communal fire, their methods have absorbed, adapted, and exploited the ongoing advances in communications technology.