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Puberty - Part 1

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An intimate portrait of Marie Leo, a Sto:lo woman who was adopted into a Líl¿wat family as a baby. Marie’s gentle narrative of her remarkable early childhood demonstrates a deep connection to culture, land and family that continues to endure.

This short is part of the L’il’wata series. In the early 1970s, at the outset of her documentary career, Alanis Obomsawin visited the Líl¿wat Nation, an Interior Salish First Nation in British Columbia, and created a series of shorts that provide personal narratives about Líl¿wat culture, histories and knowledge.

Remastered on DVD in 2009.


1975, 14 min 17 s

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