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Hands of History

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In this acclaimed 1994 documentary, Loretta Todd, a leading figure in Indigenous cinema in Canada, profiles four contemporary female artists — Doreen Jensen, Rena Point Bolton, Jane Ash Poitras, and Joane Cardinal-Schubert — who seek to find a continuum from traditional to contemporary forms of expression.  Each artist reveals her practice and journey in her own words.  The film is a moving testimony to the vital role Indigenous women play in nurturing Indigenous cultures.

1994, 51 min 43 s

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Gold Apple Award
National Educational Media Network Competition
May 18 1996, Oakland - USA

Honorable Mention
Itinerant - International CINDY Competition
February 23 to March 3 1996, Spring Valley - USA

Certificate of Merit
Long Island Film Festival
June 21 to 25 1995, Hauppauge - USA