TOTEM

By Franca Gabriela GONZALEZ

FRANCA GONZALEZ CINE / FILMS DEL VIENTO BLANCO - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013

In the north of Vancouver Island, a sculptor Kwakiutl looking for a tree that will become TOTEM, his masterpiece. A red cedar 5,000 years, full of ancient representations, tour 15.000kms to reach Buenos Aires. That is, if the endless complications allow.

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Ventana Sur 2013
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    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 73 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Franca Gabriela GONZALEZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Franca Gabriela GONZALEZ
    • Producer(s)
    • INCAA (Embajada de Canadá en Argentina), Carole LAGANIÈRE (Les Productions Sous Zéro), Franca Gabriela GONZÁLEZ (Films del Viento Blanco)
    • Synopsis
    • Stan Hunt is a red cedarwood carver, an art he learnt from his elders - master sculptors from the village of Kwakiutl, a group of remissed villages in the northern side of Vancouver island. Stan is now working on the most significant piece of his life, a 42 feet totem pole carved from a 5 tons cedar tree, 1500 years old. His piece - loaded with thousand-year-old ancient representations- will travel 15,000 km by boat to reach Río de La Plata. This is his dream, at least... in the small Fort Rupert village, nobody even thinks about how things are being planned and determined in the far and unpredictable Buenos Aires.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2011
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