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Keepers of the Fire

Directed by Christine Welsh
Canada, 1994 (documentary, 55 minutes, colour, English)
Keepers of the Fire
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"For half of a millennium, Indigenous women have been at the forefront of their peoples' resistance to cultural assimilation. Today, they are still fighting for the survival of their cultures and their peoples—in the rain forest and the city, in the courts and the legislatures, in the Longhouse and the media. Keepers of the Fire profiles Indigenous 'warrior women' in Canada who are protecting and defending their land, their culture and their people in the time-honoured tradition of their foremothers."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Christine Welsh
Produced by: Ian Herring, Christine Welsh, Signe Johansson, Joe MacDonald, Michael Chechik
Cinematography: Philip Earnshaw
Film Editing: Lara Mazur
Music: Martin Gotfrit
Production Company: Omni Film Productions Ltd., National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

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