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The Drum is Calling Film Series: Elder in the Making


Elder in the Making a film by director Chris Hsiung with Co-Producer Cowboy Smithx part of The Drum is Calling Festival. Immerse yourself in this nine-day festival of Indigenous and diverse arts and culture.

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July 22 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir


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Two young urban dwellers, one a Blackfoot aboriginal named Cowboy and the other a Chinese-Canadian newcomer named Chris, embark on a spiritual journey across traditional Blackfoot territory. Through thousands of years of ancient history guided by the wisdom of modern day elders, they find the beginnings of the long road to reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous people. “Elder in the Making” is a feature documentary inviting all residents of North America to explore the tragic and hopeful history of their home. Through the journey of two unlikely travel companions, this film uncovers our responsibility as stewards of the land and of the generations yet to come. Director Chris Hsiung Co-Producer Cowboy Smithx Released 2015