STK-ID 13320

Christening feast: various shots of artist Norval Morrisseau cooking bannock for ceremonial feast on open fire outside. Shots of Morrisseau putting food on table, TILT UP to offering to Manitou on rough altar. Shots of girl running with axe, Morrisseau coming to take it from her, small boy picking empty wrapper from pail, throwing it back as Morrisseau approaches, two boys fighting on ground. Various shots of Indigenous people sitting on the ground and eating outside, shots of people passing bowls of food around, eating from them. Shots of Morrisseau eating with large spoon, CS of small child eating from cup. MS of drinks being poured from teapot. Shots of mother holding baby in cradleboard. Morrisseau at altar, elderly man holding baby, talking to it, passing the baby to elder who kisses him.


Excerpt from
The Indian Speaks
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080