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Cinevolution Media Arts Society presents Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole

Bayview Elementary

Nanaimo

April 17, 2024

6:00 PM PDT

$0.00

English

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Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole

Director Gil Gardinal (Métis)
Run Time 70min
Genre Documentary
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Summary

In 1929, the Haisla people of British Columbia returned from a fishing trip to find their tribe’s nine-metre mortuary pole — otherwise known as the G’psgolox — missing, severed at the base. The pole’s fate was a mystery for over 60 years until it surfaced in a Stockholm museum, where members of the Haisla Nation journeyed to in order to get it back in 1991.

Mixing interviews, location photography and awesome footage of Haisla carvers, this unique documentary takes an incredible story and weaves in important commentary on the issue of cultural appropriation and art history.

Ratings by Province or Territory

NR
Alberta
NR
British Columbia
G
Manitoba
NR
New Brunswick
NR
Newfoundland and Labrador
NR
Nova Scotia
NR
Northwest Territories
NR
Nunavut
14A
Ontario
NR
Prince Edward Island
G
Québec
NR
Saskatchewan
NR
Yukon

Event Primary Language

English

Accessibility

Venue deemed accessible by event host. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Address

Bayview Elementary, 140 View Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4N6
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