Writing the Land

Writing the Land


                                Writing the Land
| 7 min

In this short documentary, a Musqueam elder rediscovers his Native language and traditions in the city of Vancouver, near where the Musqueam people have lived for thousands of years.

Writing the Land captures the ever-changing nature of a modern city - the glass and steel towers cut against the sky, grass, trees and a sudden flash of birds in flight and the enduring power of language to shape perception and create memory.

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Credits
  • writer
    Kevin Lee Burton
  • director
    Kevin Lee Burton
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • cinematographer
    Helen Haig-Brown
  • editor
    Helen Haig-Brown
    Eliot Piltz
  • sound design
    Tony Papa
  • sound supervision
    Tony Papa
  • online editor
    Eliot Piltz
  • colourist
    Eliot Piltz
  • re-recording mixer
    Jeff Yellen
  • editing consultant
    Tony Papa
  • post-production services
    Avanti Pictures
  • production coordinator
    Jennifer Roworth
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Kay Leung
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli