NFB Indigenous Film – The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters
- NFB Indigenous Film – The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters
- Wednesday October 31 2018 12:00 to 13:00
- Indigenous Resource Centre, Room 3L11
- Loyalist College
The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters
For almost a century, the Coast Salish knitters of southern Vancouver Island have produced Cowichan sweaters from handspun wool. These distinctive sweaters are known and loved around the world, but the Indigenous women who make them remain largely invisible. Combining rare archival footage with the voices of three generations of woolworkers, The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters tells the tale of unsung heroines –resourceful women who knit to put food on the table and keep their families alive. Written and directed by Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh, this is a story of courage and cultural transformation – a celebration of the threads that connect the past to the future.
Please join us for a screening of this film in Room 3L11.