The island of Haida Gwaii, off the coast of British Columbia, is still home to the native Haida people, who at one time lived on other islands and coastlines before fleeing Western incursion. In the wake of forced assimilation brought about by Canada’s Indian Residential Schools, the Haida Nation continues to face great challenges in retaining their cultural and economic sovereignty. From the perspective of a young Haida poet (Towustasin Stocker), White Ravens bears witness to the transgenerational trauma of colonization as survivors, their children, and grandchildren struggle with the effects of substance abuse, suicide, and interfamily trauma.
Appears in: Northwest Tracking
Other Films by Georg Koszulinski
The Best of the 43rd Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival features a few of the best short films from 2016. This touring program features narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental films from Oregon, Washington, Montana, and British Columbia. Come celebrate last year’s festival as we look forward to the 44th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, kicking off on November 1. …
On January 20, 2017, protesters took to the streets of Washington, DC to disrupt the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. Seattle director Georg Koszulinski and crew was on location to capture the reactions, thoughts, and emotions of the many people gathered in the nation’s capital to witness history. America is Waiting presents a chronicle …
Traveling through a tunnel on a mountain road in Alaska becomes a portal for an alternate vision of the Pacific Northwest.