Like the Trees

Like the Trees

| 14 min

This short film is told in the first person by Rose, a Métis woman from northern Alberta who has left a difficult life in the city to rediscover her roots by returning to her Woodland Cree community. Rose reveals the racism, isolation and health issues she faced when trying to make a life for herself outside her home community, and how she is able to help others now that she has reconnected to her culture.

The film is part of a 1970s series of eleven films title Working Mothers by producer/director Kathleen Shannon, exposing inequality for women in accessing education, childcare, and equal pay. These films led to the creation of Studio D at the National Film Board, the world’s first feminist production studio. 

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Credits
  • director
    Kathleen Shannon
  • producer
    Kathleen Shannon
  • editing
    Kathleen Shannon
  • executive producer
    Len Chatwin
  • photography
    Robert Nichol
  • sound
    Ted Haley
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel