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The Medicine Line Series

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Catalogue Number:  FAR021
Producer:  Farpoint Films
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2014
Running Time:  13 x 30:00

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First Nations people call the border between Canada and the United States the Medicine Line, because during the 19th century Indian wars American troops respected it as if by magic. A century later, the medicine line deserves our respect for many different reasons: the history of peaceful coexistence it represents, and the model it offers for the future.

Cinematographer Dave Gaudet takes a fantastic road trip that zigzags back and forth across the border and throughout North America, across the Maritimes, Great Plains and mountains to discover the art and history of Aboriginal peoples.

In each episode of The Medicine Line, Dave meets, explores, or interviews two fascinating new characters, events, or places - one from Canada and one from the USA. Then using his skills as a cinematographer, he’ll capture the subjects and showcase them for the world.

Golden Sheaf Award for Best Documentary Series at the Yorkton Film Festival


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