To Return: The John Walkus Story (2000) by Annie Frazier Henry

Sun, Jan 1, 2017
Programming Series

To Return: The John Walkus Story (2000) (45:00) (Canada)
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by Annie Frazier Henry, AM Productions

This powerful one-hour documentary on belonging, acceptance and loss of culture celebrates the life of young native adoptee and Kwakwaka’wakw artist, John Walkus Green. Supported through the strong voices of other young adoptees and the advocates who fight for them, John’s story and struggle to return becomes a remarkable journey – as he ‘carves’ his way home, to the community and the culture he was forcefully taken away from as a child.

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Artist Biography

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 –