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Gifts from the Thunderbird - The Life and Art of Norval Morrisseau



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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Tuza Productions
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 18 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: Added Features on the DVD.

Copyright Date: 2007
Available in French: No

This film unwraps the gifts of the great Ojibway painter Norval Morrisseau, taking the viewer on a spiritual journey of discovery through the commentary of those touched by Norval's powerful paintings. Reflecting on Norval's spiritual and cultural growth, the film provides insight into the healing qualities of the art as it probes the transformative life and works of Norval Morrisseau, “Copper Thunderbird”, the Father of Woodland Painting.

NOTE: Also on the dvd is an extra 24 minutes of material featuring an interview with Barry Ace, Native American Art Curator, describing the art of Norval Morrisseau and his influence on Aboriginal art and culture. Topics discussed include: Lines, Motion, and Imagery; Woodland School of Art; Norval's Influences; Imagery and Techniques.