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Circle of the Sun ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521371
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Tom Daly
Directors:  Colin Low
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Arts, Canadian Social Issues, Documentary, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Media and Communications, Religious Studies, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1961
Running Time:  29m 38s


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At the 1956 gathering of the Blood Indians of Alberta, the exciting spectacle
of the Sun Dance was captured on film for the first time. The film examines
Blood Indian culture and spirituality, showing how the theme of the circle
reflects their connection to wildlife, and addresses the predicament of the
young generation--those who have relinquished their ties with their own
culture but have not yet found a firm place in a changing world.

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