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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Video: short documentary film "The Ballad of Crowfoot" by Willie Dunn (National Film Board of Canada Aboriginal Filmmaker Series)


One of the first NFB films directed by an Aboriginal filmmaker, the film received several awards including a Gold Hugo for best short film at the 1969 Chicago International Film Festival. "The Ballad of Crowfoot", directed by Willie Dunn 10-minute 1968 National Film Board of Canada documentary exploring the situation of Aboriginal people in North America through the story of Crowfoot, the legendary 19th-century Blackfoot leader of the Plains. Featuring a montage of archival photos, etchings and newspaper clippings, set against a ballad by Dunn, a Micmac singer and songwriter.

Click here to watch The Ballad of Crowfoot by Willie Dunn