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Directed by Caroline Monnet
Canada, 2015 (documentary / experimental, 4 minutes, colour)
Also known as "Mobiliser"
Image: © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"Guided expertly by those who live on the land and driven by the pulse of the natural world, Caroline Monnet's Mobilize takes us on an exhilarating journey from the far north to the urban south. Over every landscape, in all conditions, everyday life flows with strength, skill and extreme competence. Hands swiftly thread sinew through snowshoes. Axes expertly peel birch bark to make a canoe. A master paddler navigates icy white waters. In the city, Mohawk ironworkers stroll across steel girders, almost touching the sky, and a young woman asserts her place among the towers. The fearless polar punk rhythms of Tanya Tagaq's 'Uja' underscore the perpetual negotiation between the modern and traditional by a people always moving forward. Mobilize is part of Souvenir, a four-film series addressing Indigenous identity and representation by reworking material in the NFB's archives."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Description [in French] :
"Mobiliser, de Caroline Monnet, propose un exaltant voyage qui nous emmène du Grand-Nord jusqu'au Sud urbain et fait ressortir la tension entre les modes de vie traditionnel et moderne que subit un peuple qui va toujours de l'avant."
-- Office national du film du Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Anita Lee, Kate Vollum
Film Editing: Jesse Rivière
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

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