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The Dance and the Dream: The Awakeners Series, Ep. 2

This title is a part of the series The Awakeners Series

Catalogue Number:  MMPC02
Producer:  Mighty Motion Pictures Corporation
Producers:  Brook, Nancy
Directors:  Martin, Drew
Producing Agencies:  Soaring Productions
Subject:  Arts, Biography, Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Guidance, Health, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Music, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2021
Running Time:  48:52

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Musician Laura Vinson meets up with Lyle and David Donald, a father and son who head up the Edmonton Metis Dancers. David is living his dream, teaching young people the traditional Metis Jig, and he’s sharing his knowledge with people who have disabilities like Stacey who has Down Syndrome. Laura helps disabled artist Esther make her dreams come true by introducing her to Donna Robillard, a wise and caring Kokum (Grandmother) from Edmonton’s Indigenous Artist Market who gives her some marketing tips. Kokum Donna overcame the trauma of sexual, physical and alcohol abuse, and her son and daughter have learned to cope with FASD syndrome. Donna’s belief and her beading art help her stay in recovery

Awakeners is a 6-part series with nationally acclaimed Indigenous singer-songwriter Laura Vinson. She is on a personal journey to connect with extraordinary Indigenous artists with disabilities. Their spirit-born work is awakening the beauty of Indigenous people to all who see, hear, and feel their art. Louis Riel’s prophecy is coming to pass! The Indigenous artists are The Awakeners!

Also available in French: La danse et le rêve

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