Stories From the Seventh Fire – Summer/Autumn

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Tales of Wesakechak and Wolf Tale
SUMMER / AUTUMN

In these beautifully animated legends, many life and environmental lessons are given. The beauty, bounty, and vulnerability of Mother Earth through the seasons shines in these gentle, fun, and at times mischievous Native legends.

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An animated legend from Canada’s First Nations based on the art by Norval Morriseau and the live action footage of wildlife filmographer, Albert Karvonen. This series outlines Native legends set in 4 seasons depicted in varied animated styles on 2 DVDs (purchased separately).

This award-winning series was produced in English and Cree and uses 2-D and 3-D animation and the voices of some of Canada’s best-loved Native performers like Tantoo Cardinal and Gordon Tootoosis.

These films are also available in the Green Planet Stream Collection.

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SUMMER
Tales of Wesakechak: How Wesakechak Got His Name – Wesakechak hates his name and convinces the Creator to give everyone new names hoping he can receive a better name than the one he already has.


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Wolf Tale: Legend of the Caribou – Mother Wolf tells her cubs a bedtime story about the truth of power and size. The cubs learn about animals and the world to the North in the Barrens, about how too many living in one place can destroy the land. (Inspired by the annual migration of the Porcupine Caribou herds)


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AUTUMN
Tales of Wesakechak: Wesakechak and The Medicine – This is a cautionary tale about respecting the power of medicine.


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Wolf Tale: Legend of the First Thanksgiving – Mother Wolf tells her cubs a bedtime story about how the first Thanksgiving was created. (Inspired by a story from the Salish of the Pacific Coast)


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Awards:
Best Short Film at the 2004 Flicks International Film Festival for Young People in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Best Animation at the 2003 Japan Wildlife Festival in Tokyo.
Best Animation award at the 2003 Yorkton Short Film Festival in Saskatchewan.
Merit award and Finalist award for Children’s Animation at the 2003 International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula.
Best Program for Children Award at the Telenatura 2002 Awards in Pamplona, Spain.
Programmers’ Choice Award at the 2001 International Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival in Toronto.
Best Animation at the 1999 American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco.

Credits:
Director : Greg Coyes
Screenplay: Gerri Cook, G. Coyes
Edit: Andrew Manske
Music: Michael Becker
Sound: Downy Karvonen
Producer: Storytellers Production Inc.
1999

100 mins

Additional information

Weight 0.32 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 x .5 in
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Reviews

  1. These engaging videos present storytelling in the oral tradition of the aboriginal culture using authentic voices. Effective use of animation and live-action wildlife footage helps to bring the legends to life. The videos are humourous and contemporary and will appeal to a wide range of audiences.
    Saskatchewan Learning

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