The Water of Life Series
Catalogue Number: 300150
Producer: MacLeod 9 Productions
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, First Nations Studies, Geography, Indigenous Peoples
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2015
Closed Captions: Yes
The Water of Life film series is the result of a four-year collaboration between award-winning Montreal visual artist and filmmaker G. Scott MacLeod, and internationally celebrated storyteller and writer Mike Burns.
Marrying MacLeod’s painterly animations with Burns’ spellbinding storytelling, the four short animated films in The Water of Life film series—The Abenaki – People of the Dawn, The Saga of Murdo MacLeod – and His First Contact with the Abenaki, The Irishman – Child of the Gael, and The French Canadian—tell dramatic early immigrant stories from three of Canada’s largest cultural communities as well as the heartbreaking tale of the Abenaki people.
"…very beautiful. I think it should be seen and I appreciate all the work that's been done and the animation is fantastic." - Alanis Obomsawin OC, Celebrated Canadian documentarian of Abenaki descent.
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