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Cry rock [videorecording (DVD)] : a short documentary / Smayaykila Films ; developed in association with the National Film Board of Canada.

Hanuse, Banchi. (Added Author). Smayaykila Films. (Added Author). National Film Board of Canada. (Added Author). National Geographic Society (U.S.) (Added Author). All Roads Film Project. (Added Author). Moving Images Distribution. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Camosun College Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Lansdowne Library E 99 B39 C797 2010 (Text) 26040003022981 Media Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 29 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Bella Coola, BC] : Moving Images Distribution [distributor] Smayaykila Films Inc.,

Content descriptions

General Note:
"National Geographic All Roads Film Project"
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Written, directed, and produced by Slts'lani Banchi Hanuse ; cinematography, Sylvaine Dufaux ; animation by Jay White.
Summary, etc.:
Less than fifteen Nuxalk language speakers and storytellers remain in Bella Coola, British Columbia, today. One of these elders is the director Banchi Hanuse's 80-year-old grandmother. In a technologically obsessed century, it would seem easier to record Nuxalk stories for future generations, but Hanuse resists. Instead, she asks whether an electronic recording can capture the true meaning and value of these oral traditions. More importantly, can it be considered cultural knowledge? Cry Rock examines how Nuxalk stories are more than mere words. With the passing of an elder, an invaluable link to a treasure of knowledge and experience reflecting the Nuxalk [Nuxalkmc] world view is lost. As Hanuse struggles with the decision, a spine tingling story about the Cry Rock in the bend of the Atnarko River, nestled in the Bella Coola Valley, is retold by Clyde Tallio, a young Nuxalk man.
Language Note:
English and French versions. In English and Nuxalk, with optional subtitles in English or French.
Closed captioned.
Subject: Nuxalk First Nation.
Bella Coola language.
Bella Coola Indians.
Bella Coola Indians > Folklore.
Endangered languages > British Columbia.
Oral tradition > British Columbia > Bella Coola.
Language and culture > British Columbia > Bella Coola.
Cultural property > Protection > British Columbia > Bella Coola.
Indigenous peoples > British Columbia > Bella Coola.
Indians of North America > British Columbia > Bella Coola.
Documentary films.
Bella Coola River Valley (B.C.) > History.

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