The gift

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Vancouver Public Library – Carnegie Branch
401 Main St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6A 2T7
Gary Farmer

1998 | 48 min

 

This short documentary examines the role of corn in the lives of Indigenous peoples in the Americas. Before colonization, corn was widely used as a beverage, a food staple, an oil, and a ceremonial object. It was respected and revered as a critical part of creation. This film explores the powerful bond and spiritual relationship that continues to exist between people and corn.

Combining interviews, dance, and song, The Gift captures the traditional, spiritual, economic, and political importance of this sacred plant.

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