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Catalogue Number: TP0001
Producer: Thunderstone Pictures
Producing Agencies: Thunderstone Pictures
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, History, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2011
Running Time: 67:00
Guided by the spirit of her grandmother and the wisdom of her aging uncle, filmmaker Michelle Derosier struggles to persuade four generations of her kin to revive their traditional annual wild rice (Manomin) harvest. Realizing they are only a few years away from the complete loss of this ancient tradition, she hopes the teachings of her ancestors can be passed on to her children and her grandchildren before it is too late.
Shot deep in the forests of Northwestern Ontario, Canada, this film is a visually-stunning, lyrical love-letter to a family and a culture. It is about the spiritual connection to the land that defines the Anishinabek (Ojibway) people and how that connection can be maintained while living in an ever-changing world.
Cinematography of the Year – 2012 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards
Official Selection – Sweetgrass Film Festival
The Grandfather DrumThunderstone Pictures TP0000
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