Totem Talk (1997)
Totem Talk (1997) (22:00) (Vancouver)
by Annie Frazier Henry
Using computer animation, Frazier Henry translates traditions of Northwest Coast Native art, using live action, natural landscape, archive and animal animations, Totem Talk assembles a world of surrealistic beauty and splendor and teaches us the powerful meaning and symbology of the totem.
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Annie Frazier Henry (Blackfoot/Sioux/French) works as a filmmaker, musician and writer in Gibsons, British Columbia. Many of her films reflect her life-long advocacy for Native youth. In 2003 her documentary The Spirit of the Game won the Milagro Award for Best Indigenous Film at the Santa Fe Film Festival. She also helped Native teens produce It’s Up to Us, named Best Student Film at the 1996 Dreamspeakers Aboriginal Film Festival. In 1999 Frazier Henry served as a juror at the Sundance Film Festival. She has composed musical scores for films, including Loretta Todd’s The Learning Path. She received the honour of Aboriginal Producer, Writer and Director of the 21st Century – presented at the Aboriginal Visions & Voices Symposium. The award was sponsored by British Columbia Film and Heritage Canada. Annie’s films try to reflect the importance of tradition within today’s way of life. Her company, Full Regalia Productions, has produced both dramatic and documentary programs. Full Regalia’s production’s are broadcast nationally and have screened at numerous International Film Festivals.