Myth and Memory Transformed

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Myth and Memory Transformed

  • 1990 ----- color ----- 9 min ----- vhs
  • For the last eight years of her life, artist and filmmaker Judy Zito worked on a film project. What began as a simple documentary grew to encompass more than the carving and raising of a totem pole. As she said, it was to demonstrate that art is never static, that it is created by a culture and, in turn, reshapes and recreates that culture. . . . November, 1987, Queen Charlotte Islands: For the first time in 100 years, a totem pole is being carved and raised, and a potlatch being hosted to name Claude Davidson to chieftanship of the Haida Nation. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (American Indian Studies, Anthropology: Cultural, Art: Tribal, Canadian Studies, Community Life, Motion Pictures: Documentary, Pacific Northwest)