Contact Us FAQ Français
Home / Dust n’ Bones (52 Minute Version)

Dust n’ Bones (52 Minute Version)

Maple Leaf This item is only available for Canadian orders.

Catalogue Number:  LESS03
Producer:  Less Bland Productions
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2018
Running Time:  52:02

Request Preview Access

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.

Please click here for the 70 minute version of this program.

Related Titles

Tzouhalem (52 Minute Version)

Tzouhalem (52 Minute Version)

Less Bland Productions LESS01

Tzouhalem, Chief of the Cowichan First Nation during the mid-1800’s, is arguably one of the most...

Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket (55 Minute Version)

Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket (55...

Canadian Museum for Human Rights / Musée canadien pour les droits de la personne CMHR01

The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognize the atrocities of the Indian...

The Whale House

The Whale House

Terra Incognita Productions TIP000

Carved by Tlingit genius artist Kadjisdu.axtc in the late 1700s, the Whale House is considered by...

The Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick

The Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick

Athene Films Inc AFI000

Maker of Monsters gives an intimate look into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. The...

Beyond Human Power

Beyond Human Power

Wolf Spirit Films Inc. WSFI00

Canada once jailed indigenous peoples for dancing, but today new generations are finding inner...

Browse Our Collection By Subject

View All Subjects