ELDER IN THE MAKING

Directed by CHRIS HSIUNG

DIRECTOR

CHRIS HSIUNG

COUNTRY

CANADA

RUNNING TIME

95 mins

YEAR

2015

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Discovering the unforgettable landscape that holds an oft-forgotten history on the Alberta plains, first generation Chinese Canadian filmmaker Chris Hsiung journeys with a young Blackfoot Nation guide, Cowboy Smithx, deep into the heart of traditional Blackfoot territory. With the aim of understanding the real history behind the signing of Treaty 7, which effectively ceded First Nations ownership rights to their lands in 1877, the duo surveys aspects of Aboriginal life past and present in hopes of reconciliation and a shared modern consciousness. Gorgeously shot, informative and not a little surprising, Elder in the Making confirms the effort required for gaining cultural wisdom.

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