HAIDA GWAII PREMIERE
presented in partnership with Literacy Haida Gwaii
?️ Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 7:30 PM | Howard Phillips Community Hall | 1590 Cook St., Masset, British Columbia V0T 1M0
?️ Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 1:00 PM | Port Clements Elementary School | 14 Park St, Port Clements, British Columbia V0T 1R0
?️ Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 7:30 PM | Haida Heritage Centre | #2 2 Beach Rd, Skidegate, British Colmbia V0T 1S1
?️ Friday, November 8, 2019 | 10:30 AM | Agnes L Mathers Elementary School | 406 Copper Bay Rd, Sandspit, British Colmbia V0T 1T0
Director Waats’daa (Christopher Auchter) in attendance at all screenings.
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2019 | 16 min
When internationally renowned Haida carver Robert Davidson was only 22 years old, he was instrumental in changing the history of his people forever. With help from his grandparents, his father, and his younger brother Reg, Davidson committed to carving the first new totem pole in Old Massett 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 gathered to celebrate the event that would signal the rebirth of the Haida spirit.
Resplendent with animation, emotional interviews, and original footage shot by what was then known as the NFB’s Indian Film Crew, Now is the Time captures three generations of Eagle and Raven clan working together to raise the pole in the old way, inching it higher and higher, until it stands proud and strong against the clear blue sky.