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The Beauty of My People

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The film centres on Arthur Shilling, an Ojibwa artist from the Rama Reserve on Lake Couchiching, Ontario. Shilling's artistic evolution is traced, as is his move to Toronto and the difficulties he encountered there. Also discussed is the illness that caused Shilling to re-evaluate his artistic goals. Interviews with the artist and others interested in his paintings are juxtaposed with examples of paintings.

1977, 29 min 12 s

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Honorable Mention
Annual American Indian Film Festival
May 17 to 19 1979, San Francisco - USA