Haida Modern: The Art and Activism of Robert Davidson

Documentary | 80 min. | 14A

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Film Info
Release Year:2019
Production Country:Canada
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Charles Wilkinson
Produced By:Tina Schliessler
Kevin Eastwood
Murray Battle
Music By:Charles Wilkinson


This screening includes a Q&A with the film's Director Charles Wilkinson


"…cleverly and beautifully lays out a deeper argument." - Marsha Lederman, GLOBE AND MAIL


"… revealing portrait of an unassuming living legend." - Vancouver International Film Festival


"… breathtaking." - CBC "Q"


"…fascinating, entertaining and eye-opening" - Dana Gee, VANCOUVER SUN


Robert Davidson saw the first totem pole he carved raised on Haida Gwaii 50 years ago. Now an iconic artist known for his sculpture, painting, printmaking and jewelry, he reflects on his legacy in the realms of both art and Indigenous activism.


Winner - People’s Choice Award, Vancouver International Film Festival, 2019
Winner - Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Documentary, Available Light Film Festival, 2020
Winner - Best Canadian Film, Festival International du Film sur l’Art, 2020
Nominated – Excellence in Documentary, Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary, Directors Guild of Canada, 2020



Included Shorts

Haida Modern Intro (3min) More
Haida Modern with Charles Wilkinson (18min) More