Our Collection

How People Got Fire

Top of page

How People Got Fire centres on Grandma Kay (based on elder Kitty Smith) and the connection she forges with the village children through the oral tradition of their culture.

Twelve-year-old Tish is one of those children - an introspective, talented girl who feels particularly drawn to Grandma Kay's kitchen. Here, past and present blend, myth and reality meet, and the metaphor of fire infuses all in a location that lies at the heart of the community's spiritual and cultural memory.

2008, 16 min 02 s

Top of page

Best Animated Short Film
Annual American Indian Film Festival
November 6 to 14 2009, San Francisco - USA

Best Short Documentary
Imagine Native Film + Media Arts Festival
October 14 to 18 2009, Toronto - Canada

Best Animation
Annual Dreamspeakers / International Aboriginal Cultural, Artistic and Film Festival
June 18 to 21 2009, Edmonton - Canada

TEUEIKAN Second Prize
First Peoples' Festival ( Land InSights )
June 11 to 21 2009, Montréal - Canada

Top of page