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Gyaangee: Beyond Being Silenced

Gyaangee: Beyond Being Silenced

Charles Wilkinson

Canada | 2022 | 14 min
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Haida Canadian artist Robert Davidson has carved dozens of totem poles in his lifetime. In this visual biography, he invites us to witness the creation of a unique pole: the one he has always wanted to make. This film is a moving portrait of an extraordinary body of work that interprets the cultural ravages of colonialism, but also the empowerment and recognition of Davidson’s people.
Director Charles Wilkinson
Production Tina Schliessler
Content Production Robert Davidson, Terri-Lynn Williams Davidson, Sara Florence Davidson
Sound Design Bruce Ruddell
Music Terri-Lynn Williams Davidson
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Charles Wilkinson

Charles Wilkinson

Charles Wilkinson is a filmmaker with a large body of both documentary and dramatic film to his credit. Enjoying a successful music career from age 8 to 16, then studying for a career writing and directing dramatic film and television, Charles has since directed numerous features, TV movies and episodic shows. His films have opened festivals, rated well on TV and once in a while earned pretty decent reviews. Tiring of the often superficial nature of the dramatic scripts coming his way Charles transitioned to more relevant documentary projects in the late 2000s. His most recent awards include the audience Most Popular’ award at Vancouver International Film Festival (4 times), National Film Critics Best Documentary, the Director’s Guild Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary and Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Haida Modern (2020)
Haida Gwaii (2015)
Oil Sands KaraokeIL (2013)
Peace Out (2011)

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