Catherine Martin, internationally award-winning film maker from Nova Scotia visits LongGreenHouse Nov 7-8 as part of a two-day tribute to Rita Joe, Mi’kmaq poet-laureate.
Betsy Arntzen from the Canadian-American Center joins the Indigenous Media class onsite to discuss Catherine’s films.
Catherine Martin’s credits include:
- Kwaâ€™Nuâ€™Te: Micmac and Maliseet Artists – insightful interviews with artists who discuss the source of their inspiration, and the importance of art in cultural rebirth
- SpiritWind – documentary of a 26â€™ birch bark canoe built by Miâ€™kmaq from Conne River, NL, and of their journey paddling it across open ocean from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia.
- Miâ€™kmaq Familyâ€”Migmaoei Otjiosog – a reflective journey into the extended family of Nova Scotia Miâ€™kmaw society, including the recovery of First Nations values through teachings of the elders.