Dust n’ Bones (70 Minute Version)
Catalogue Number: LESS02
Producer: Less Bland Productions
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Politics, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2018
Running Time: 70:54
Dust n’ Bones is a documentary that examines the legal issues, political controversies and historic mysteries that threaten the preservation and rededication of First Nations artifacts, burial sites, and remains. Framed around the impending transfer of funerary artifacts from the Royal BC Museum to traditional Cowichan territory, these themes are realized through the POV of traditional Cowichan former gravedigger, filmmaker and archaeological consultant Harold Joe. Complimenting both the personal and professional journey of Harold are the perspectives of the archaeologists, Elders, professors, and museum curators he encounters through his work. The insights of these subjects are told through one-on-one interviews hosted by Joe, as well as through dramatic recreations, archival and creative location footage that speaks to their experiences.
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