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Totem Talk

Directed by Annie Fraziér Henry
Canada, 1997 (animation / avant-garde, 22 minutes, colour, English)
Totem Talk
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"Traditional Northwestern Native spiritual images combine with cutting-edge computer animation in this surreal story about the power of tradition. Three urban Native teens are whisked away to an imaginary land by a magical raven. Here, the young people meet a totem pole whose characters (a raven, a frog and a bear) come to life, becoming their teachers, guides and friends—demonstrating their significance to Northwest Native cultures and allowing the teens to understand the strength of their own traditions. Featuring a special interview segment with J. Bradley Hunt, the celebrated Northwest Coast Native artist on whose work the computer-animated characters in Totem Talk are based."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: George Johnson
Participants: Bradley Hunt
Production Company: Full Regalia Productions, National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

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