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Legends sxwexwxiy'am: The Story of Siwash Rock

Directed by Annie Fraziér Henry
Canada, 1999 (fiction, 24 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"'It is said the proud Siwash Rock resembles a certain young warrior of long, long ago... a brave young chief who pledged his honour to the love of a beautiful young girl from the north.' —Chief Simon Baker. So begins sxwexwxwiy'am: The Story of Siwash Rock, a contemporary dramatization of an ancient Coast Salish myth about the famous Vancouver landmark that symbolizes the most sacred of a man's vows, cleanliness of fatherhood. As Chief Simon Baker narrates in Squamish, the tale unfolds in Vancouver's inner city. We meet Andrew, a young Native man struggling to overcome the disillusionment of his people. Unemployed and faced with the unplanned and difficult pregnancy of his girlfriend Kelsey, Andrew must prove himself worthy of fatherhood by following the traditional path of his ancestors. Legends is a gripping and life-affirming drama, featuring powerful performances by the film's young actors."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Annie Fraziér Henry
Produced by: Michael Chechik, Annie Fraziér Henry, George Johnson, Svend-Erik Eriksen
Principal Cast: Dakota House, Chief Simon Baker, Glen Gould, Vania Stager, Nathan Smith, Melody Southcombe, Zach Douglas, Yul Baker, Maya Avila, Lawrence Baker, Patrick Keating, Samantha Wilson, Leanne Adachi, Morgan Rose, Suzanne Coy, Stella Johnson, Robin Gray, Stefany Langan, Eugene Harry, T. Richard Baker, Wayne Baker, Klatle-Bhi, Amanda Prince
Cinematography: Robert Ennis, David Frazee
Film Editing: Lenka Svab
Music: Terry Frewer
Production Company: Full Regalia Productions, Omni Film Productions, National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

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