DUST & BONES
52' & 71’ | English & French versions | HD
Framed around the pending transfer from the Royal BC Museum back to their indigenous community, Dust & Bones takes us through the discovery, preservation and re-dedication of human remains and artifacts, and with them, a reclamation of First Nations culture and history.
The main thread of Dust & Bones is the day-to-day (and overnight) work of Harold Joe, a revered cultural worker, archaeological monitor and filmmaker who has been challenging appropriation by museums, universities and private collectors for over 40 years. Transferring the remains and artifacts held at museums such as RBCM to traditional territories for proper burials is one of many larger-scale ‘take back the bones’ initiatives of First Nations communities around the world.
Produced by: Drama Camp Productions
World excluding FNX (USA), Télé-Québec (Canada) and NITV (Australia)