MEET BEAU DICK: MAKER OF MONSTERS
Directed by NATALIE BOLL AND LATIESHA TISITLA FAZAKAS
August 13, 2019
NATALIE BOLL AND LATIESHA TISITLA FAZAKAS
ABOUT THE FILM
Meet Beau Dick gives an intimate look into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. He was a Kwakwaka’wakw carver from Alert Bay, a small remote village on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. Beau Dick’s remarkable masks have been celebrated across the global art scene as vibrant expressions of West Coast Indigenous culture and a sophisticated crossover into the contemporary art world. Dick had an unprecedented ability to tap into the collective memory of his people and breathe new life into age – old traditions. Beau’s celebrity status called attention to the injustices done to his people and the environment.