Omineca Cinema Night: Double Feature
Films start shortly after 7 followed by a discussion period.
Entry and snacks by donation.
Everyone welcome - nobody turned away!
Brought to you by the National Film Board through their Indigenous Cinema Series
Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole
2003 (1h 10min.)
This feature-length documentary traces the journey of the Haisla people to reclaim the G'psgolox totem pole that went missing from their British Columbia village in 1929. The fate of the 19th century traditional mortuary pole remained unknown for over 60 years until it was discovered in a Stockholm museum where it is considered state property by the Swedish government.
Director Gil Cardinal combines interviews, striking imagery and rare footage of master carvers to raise questions about ownership and the meaning of Indigenous objects held in museums.
Totem: Return and Renewal
2007 (23 min.)
In this follow-up to his 2003 film, Totem: the Return of the G'psgolox Pole, filmmaker Gil Cardinal documents the events of the final journey of the G'psgolox Pole as it returns home to Kitamaat and the Haisla people, from where it went missing in 1929..