Smgan (Short Film)

Directed and Edited by Giselle Liu
Featuring Tina Robinson

SMGAN (cedar), embarks on a rare opportunity to trace the steps of Indigenous artist Tina Robinson.  Her journey began from a dream leading her to hear her ancestors call to preserve the art of Chilkat weaving and her traditional Sm’algyax language.  Carrying on the tradition of storytelling through contemporary times, she shares a story of a bear encounter in the heart of the woods while skilfully navigating through the forest.  Filmed in Lax Kwa’laams on the unceded territories of Ts’mysen Nation, this short experimental documentary captures the first step of the traditional Indigenous art form of Chilkat weaving: the harvest.

Thank you Cineworks and VUVAC for selecting this work as Critics Pick for Project C!

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