Odessa
shuquaya

A short, expressionist documentary, exploring the relationship between Cedar and three Indigenous women who work with it, weave with it, and live with it.

Three Salish women hold knowledge of Cedar passed down from their grandmothers and mothers. They commune with this sacred tree as they practice and share their culture and art in both traditional and contemporary contexts.

Cedar is a life-giver. Cedar is a transformer.

Cedar Tree of Life, reveals how each woman uses the material/medicine of Cedar and how Cedar expresses itself through them.

From garments, to homes, to a burial material for those who have passed on, Cedar was and is inextricably linked to all aspects of life.

Directed By
Odessa Shuquaya
 
Produced By
April Johnson, Sha Sikwan Productions Inc. National Screen Institute IndigiDocs