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When internationally renowned Haida carver Robert Davidson was only 22 years old, he carved the first new totem pole on British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii in almost a century. On the 50th anniversary of the pole’s raising, Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter steps easily through history to revisit that day in August 1969, when the entire village of Old Massett gathered to celebrate the event that would signal the rebirth of the Haida spirit.

2019, 16 min 10 s

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Audience Choice Award for Best Pacific Northwest Short Film
Tacoma Film Festival
October 7 to 14 2021, Tacoma - USA

Radio-Canada Espaces autochtones Award for Best Canadian Native Short ($1000 grant)
First Peoples' Festival (Land InSights)
December 15 2020, Montréal - Canada

MainFilm Aboriginal Emerging Talent Award ($1,000 grant)
First Peoples' Festival (Land InSights)
December 15 2020, Montréal - Canada

Best Canadian Short Film Jury Prize
Gimli Film Festival
July 22 to 26 2020, Gimli - Canada

Indigenous Award
Yorkton Film Festival
June 18 2020, Yorkton - Canada

Arts/Culture
Yorkton Film Festival
June 18 2020, Yorkton - Canada

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