Documentary film launches

January 28, 2016

Join Michael B. MacDonald, assistant professor from the Department of Music and documentary filmmaker for the launch of two films: Pimachihowan and The Genius of the Violin

Pimachihowin (37 minutes)
The product of three years of work in Northern Alberta with Conroy Sewepagaham (Little Red River First Nation), this film explores the traditional Cree philosophy of Pimachihowin that roughly translates to "living with the land." The film is set in the Boreal forest, second in size and ecological importance only to the Amazonian Rainforest, an indispensable resource to maintaining life. Featuring Conroy Sewepagaham and Dr. David Lertzman, Assistant Professor, Haskayne School of Business. A Q & A with David Lertzman and Michael B. MacDonald will follow. 

The Genius of the Violin (48 minutes)
What is genius? Is it a special characteristic that only a few people possess? Or is it the curiosity and determination to master techniques passed on by tradition that assists in the unlocking of possibilities buried in the body of a technology? The Genius of the Violin explores the technology of the violin/fiddle and the different ways it can be used. musicians share their personal stories, perform within their own tradition and struggle to perform across traditions, learning both about themselves and each other in the process. Featuring Guillaume Tardiff, Daniel Gervais, Lizzy Hoyt and Clinton Pelletier

Event Details

Date January 28, 2016
Start Time 6:30 p.m.
End Time 9:30 p.m.
Location CN Conference Theatre
City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation