1×60 Documentary Bravo!, APTN & SCN – 2006
This arts documentary is suffused with humour and pathos as it chronicles Métis poet Gregory Scofield’s lifelong need to piece together his fractured identity. His ethnicity, his sexuality, his sense of family, his creative calling – all these elements have played a part in the process, as have the brutality and bigotry he’s had to stare down.
For Greg, the work of finding himself and of articulating what he’s found is at once serious and playful, and both moods are captured onscreen. A fresh revelation about Greg’s ancestry has him radically redefining himself once again (and beading himself a buckskin yarmulke!). The film is stitched together by Greg’s voice as he chants and sings and recites his own poems, described by Joy Harjo as “so beautiful they are dangerous.”Play Clip
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