Researchers in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) are responsible (either through funding or direction) for the creation of several films. The Nexus Centre has brought these films together into a single web page as a further testament to the remarkable variety of interdisiplinary research within HSS at Memorial. If you have films you would like posted to this site, please contact the centre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hunting, following proper protocol and celebrating the mukushan is the Innu way to honor Atiku Napeu, the caribou man, the master of all caribou and other land animals. As long as he is honored, Atiku Napeu will keep giving caribou and bless the Innu so that they and their culture can survive. But now the government of Newfoundland and Labrador has imposed a total ban on caribou hunting. The Innu have rejected the ban. This film is about the Innu struggle to keep honoring Atiku Napeu. This film is about Innu survival.
Guardians of Eternity
Guardians of Eternity is a documentary film about the toxic legacy of an abandoned gold mine in northern Canada. The Giant Mine is closed now, but the mess that has been left behind will be with us forever. The Yellowknives Dene First Nation is on the front line because the mine is on their land.
Honk If You Want Me Off the Road
St. John’s is famous for its brightly coloured houses, spectacular views, hiking trails, icebergs and whales. It also has record snowfalls and pedestrians battle to get around the city during the four to six month period that is winter. Over the past few years, a sidewalks activist movement has emerged. This film documents its growth through interviews with walkers and footage of what they endure as they struggle to move from place to place or give up and become prisoners in their own homes.
People of NunatuKavut
Film about NunatuKavut one of the aboriginal peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador.