XWAAQW’UM

Directed by Ali harris

DIRECTOR

ALI HARRIS

COUNTRY

CANADA

RUNNING TIME

7 mins

YEAR

2015

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

This 7 minute homegrown gem focuses on past summer events at Xwaaqw’um, the traditional Cowichan name for Burgoyne Bay. This film documents a series of public events with First Nations elders at a summer camp for FN youth that mark a visionary new beginning for Xwaaqw’um and already strengthened relationships between non-indigenous islanders and the indigenous communities who have centuries of history in this place. Moving and inspiring.

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