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Spirit of the Game

Directed by Annie Fraziér Henry
Canada, 2003 (documentary, 48 minutes, colour, English)
Spirit of the Game
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"'I feel the spirit of the people and a connection with mother earth in my heart when I run.' These are the thoughts of 16-year-old Veronica Charter, also a gold medallist at the North American Indigenous Games. Award-winning filmmaker Annie Frazier Henry follows an elite handful of Aboriginal athletes from British Columbia for two years as they make their way to the 2002 North American Indigenous Games in Manitoba. Here over 6,000 young Native sportsmen and women from across Canada and the United States come to compete. It is an exhilarating journey of achievement, dedication and hardship. Spirit of the Game is a tribute to the ones who are rekindling the fire and glory of sport, for whether they win or lose, they all come home heroes."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Annie Fraziér Henry
Produced by: Annie Fraziér Henry, Stephen Paniccia, George Johnson
Cinematography: Rolf Cutts
Film Editing: Robert Landy
Music: John Sereda
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada, Full Regalia Productions

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