Vistas: Button Blanket

Vistas: Button Blanket

This short impressionist documentary looks at the creation of a Button Blanket by integrating the performance of a traditional dance with the art of the West Coast Heiltsuk Nation.

Vistas is a series of 13 short films on nationhood from 13 Indigenous filmmakers from Halifax to Vancouver. It was a collaborative project between the NFB and APTN to bring Indigenous perspectives and stories to an international audience.

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  • writer
    Zoe L. Hopkins
  • director
    Zoe L. Hopkins
  • cinematographer
    Helen Haig-Brown
  • editor
    Eliot Piltz
  • creator
    Dora Hopkins
  • location sound recordist
    Don Howell
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • sound supervision
    Gael MacLean
  • music composer
    David Gladstone
  • re-recording engineer
    Doug Paterson
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen