Level 30 Arts Education
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
The Real Story of the King's Speech
Series: News in Review: May 2011
The British movie, The King's Speech, is the big winner at the Academy Awards ceremony. It tells the story of King George VI's struggle to overcome a speech impediment. This video examines how much of the film is history, and how much is Hollywood.
Dare to Dream
The film follows 13 students as they try to produce a feature-length film as part of an Alberta school curriculum. The composite of interviews, action shots, move chronologically though the process. This documentary follows their pursuit of a dream through ups and downs, challenges and high-risk ...
Dances of the First People
A ballet dancer and a ballroom dancer pair up with two powwow dancers at the Kamloops Powwow. Through the visitors' experiences, viewers learn about the steps, songs and regalia, as well as the family atmosphere and friendliness of the First Nations peoples.
Ted Grant. The Art of Observation Slideshow
This is a slideshow of the photographs of Ted Grant spanning many decades and set to background music.
Ted Grant on Leica Cameras
Ted Grant talks about the importance of having proper equipment to tell the stories of photojournalism, specifically a Leica camera.
Ted Grant. The Art of Observation
This video documents the life and career of Ted Grant, the "father of Canadian journalism." It features interviews with Grant, several of his former coworkers and others. It includes numerous examples of his work and he discusses his style and technique.
This documentary features First Nations producer Laura Milliken who is one of the busiest and multi-faceted independent producers working in Canada today. As co-creator of Moccasin Flats, she fell into the dramatic and creative scene when the series aired on the APTN in 2003. The series was based...
Dennis and Melanie Jackson
Dennis Jackson (Cree) and Melanie Jackson (Métis/Saulteaux) are award-winning writers, producers and directors. They combine their talents for creative storytelling with finely-honed production skills and a developed knack for business, moving between live-action documentaries and the imaginary w...
Métis filmmaker Danis Goulet discusses her life and career. As the executive director and more recently the artistic director of the ImagineNATIVE Film and Arts Festival, she has much experience in the field of filmmaking. Goulet's short film Spin has screened at several festivals and she has rec...
Starting Out. Lisa Jackson
Lisa Jackson (Anishinaabe) spent her early years as a "tough kid" growing up in Toronto and later moved to Vancouver, where she eventually studied Film at Simon Fraser University. This episode brings us to the 2007 Whistler Film Festival, and the world premiere of Lisa Jackson's television docume...
Modern Indigenous Aboriginal Native-Indian Type Dude. Jordan Wheeler
Part of the Storytellers in Motion series, this video looks at Jordan Wheeler. Wheeler began is career in print journalism at age 17. With over 25 years of experience as a professional writer, he describes the different forms of writing and methods of research he employs. Viewers are taken on a b...
Mi'kmaq Storyteller. Catherine Martin
Filmmaker Catherine Martin tells how storytelling was an important part of her family life. After making a short documentary on Maliseet artist Shirley Bean, Martin directed an NFB documentary, The Spirit of Annie Mae, which examines the execution-style murder of Annie Mae Pictou-Aquash in 1975. ...
It's a Spiritual Thing. Rodger Ross
Rodger Ross (Cree) is an urban filmmaker and storyteller. His films and stories, and his belief system, come directly from the reserve, from his community and his people and from the Cree traditions and spirituality that guide him. He tells us, "I've never actually spent a night on my reserve, ir...
Mr. Tapwe. Doug Cuthand
Series: Storytellers in Motion
Part of the Storytellers in Motion series, this video looks at Doug Cuthand. Cuthand is an award winning producer, writer, director and journalist. Through the use of motion pictures, Cuthand provides opportunities for Indigenous people to tell their stories in their way, that reflects their cult...
From the Edge. Gil Cardinal
Series: Storytellers in Motion
Gil Cardinal discusses his life and career as a filmmaker of drama and documentaries. Cardinal's work includes the documentaries Foster Child, David with FAS, and Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole and the dramas Big Bear and North of 60. He speaks of the role of film as a vehicle for social...