Films

Veuillez noter que le film et les ressources ne sont actuellement disponibles qu’en anglais. 

The Caring Society is thrilled to be working with Spotted Fawn Productions to produce three stop-motion films based on Spirit Bear’s picture books. Stop-motion animation is the process of bringing static objects to life through a series of photographs that are woven together with sound and digital backgrounds to create a film. 

Led by Michif artist Amanda Strong (the same artist who illustrated Spirit Bear’s books), Spotted Fawn Productions has been hard at work on the films since early 2018, writing the scripts, developing concept art and building incredibly detailed puppets and sets based on all of our favourite characters from the books. 

The films are voiced by Indigenous and non-Indigenous children, youth and adults. And Spirit Bear also now has a theme song, written and sung by a group of special young people from Saik’uz First Nation, Takla First Nation, Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation, and Lake Babine Nation. A special thank you to these young people and David Hodges (inPath) for creating this beautiful song! 

The Caring Society is committed to honouring the transmission of knowledge through diverse formats and we hope that Spirit Bear’s films will help engage an even wider audience in the movement for equity for First Nations kids, while also honouring other important ways of teaching and learning such as storytelling and visual media.

 

November 16-27: Spirit Bear and Children Make History's Virtual Film Launch in Schools

Spirit Bear and Children Make History tells the true story of a landmark human rights case for First Nations children at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and how Spirit Bear and his friends stood up with First Nations children and helped make Jordan’s Principle a reality.

In November 2020, we will be hosting a virtual launch of Spirit Bear's first film based on Spirit Bear and Children Make History in elementary schools across Canada. Between November 16-27, teachers and students will be able to watch the film from their classrooms or from home. The Caring Society will supply teachers with lesson plans for elementary learners and, on November 26 and 27, teachers and students can join Spirit Bear and Cindy Blackstock for a live virtual discussion about the film!

*If you are you an educator who would like to participate, email ewilliams@fncaringsociety.com to sign up for the event. Once you are signed up, you will receive email updates, learning materials and links to the film and live virtual discussion once they become available.

NEW! Lesson plans supporting students' engagement with the book and film are now available below.