Stories of the Spirit: The Films of Catherine Martin
In 1989, Catherine Martin became Nova Scotia's first Mi'kmaq filmmaker with her six-minute documentary"Minqon Minqon", a profile of Maliseet artist Shirley Bear (filmed in collaboration with Kimberlee McTaggart). Today she has two feature-length films and many short films and docudramas to her name, as well as other works in progress. Through her singing, teaching, activism and work on various boards and task forces, Martin is an important advocate for aboriginal arts, education and language, and been vital in establishing and nurturing a Mi'kmaq film culture in Nova Scotia. This exhibition of Martin's work, organized by Susan Gibson Garvey, presented two films in continuous projection, the luminous"Spirit Wind", and the visually rich"Kwa'nu'te", while a range of shorter works were available for viewing at individual video stations nearby.
- Publication Credits
- Exhibition Title
- Catherine Martin
- Susan Gibson Garvey
- Nova Scotia, Film
- Stories of the Spirit: The Films of Catherine Martin, 4 October - 25 November 2001