XWAAQW’UM: WELCOME HOME

Directed by ALI HARRIS

DIRECTOR

ALI HARRIS

COUNTRY

CANADA

RUNNING TIME

5 mins

YEAR

2016

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Last August, on the beach at Xwaaqw’um, also known at Burgoyne Bay, hundreds of people came together to witness the first raising of Coast Salish poles on Salt Spring Island since European contact. In this gentle and moving short film, a drumbeat holds us while Ron George sings and the elders speak and we witness together the slow and steady transformations in relationship that are happening in this place and feel the hope flowing from that. “The land is coming to life.”

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