A film shot in Kitimat has been added to the National Film Board’s #Canada150 playlist.
The film Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole was written by the late Gil Cardinal and shot in Kitimat Village. It will join the other number of films that showcase the Canadian Spirit of protest from past to present.
The feature-length documentary traces the journey of the Haisla people to reclaim the G’psgolox totem pole that went missing from their British Columbia village in 1929.
This is the final instalment of four titled What We fight For looking at the activists, advocates and provocateurs taking a stand on everything from Indigenous land claims to discrimination against women and minorities.
Another film by Gil Cardinal can also be found on the NFB website titled Totem: Return and Renewal.