Stolen spirits film nominated for two awards

  • Oct. 21, 2005 2:00 p.m.

The documentary film, “Stolen Spirits of Haida Gwaii,” has been nominated for two Gemini awards.
The film chronicles the Haida repatriation committees’ efforts to bring home the skeletons of their ancestors taken throughout the 20th century. The filmmaker, Kevin McMahon of Primitive Entertainment based in Toronto, accompanied the group on their odyssey to the Field Museum in Chicago.
The awards are given out by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and the awards ceremony will take place in Toronto. The televised show will appear on November 19.
“Stolen Spirits of Haida Gwaii” is nominated for Best History documentary and Best Director of a Documentary Program.
Mr. McMahon premiered the film on Haida Gwaii at the repatriation conference in May 2004.
Mr. McMahon is up against directors such as Peter Raymont who made “Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire” and Avi Lewis who directed “The Take.”
In the history category the film competes with documentaries about D-Day, Vimy Ridge and the massacre at Columbine High.
“Stolen Spirits” won the 2005 Grand Prix Rigoberta Menchu at the Montreal First People’s Festival this year.

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