Virtual Totems Documentary
Earlier this week I was contacted by filmmaker Helen Haig-Brown to come on board to help shoot a series of interviews with Haida carvers Jaalen Edenshaw and Guujaaw as they talk about the significance of Haida poles.
The project was commissioned by the Royal Museum of British Columbia to help educate people on the history and context of Haida poles that are showcased, but have very little information about.
The first day focused on Jaalen Edenshaw in his carving shed up in Masset.
The second day took up down to the ancestral village of Ḵ’uuna Llnagaay (Skedans), a Haida Heritage Site, where Guujaaw (Gidansda) chief of that village told the history of the village to a fellow young clan member.