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1969. 12 Nov The world premiere of the film A New Wind, written and directed by George C Stoney and distributed by the Public Information Committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. The National Spiritual Assembly approved an initial showing of the film in forty cities and ten colleges across the United States. A second premiere showing of the film was on World Religion Day, January 18th, 1970, in forty different cities and ten different colleges.
The film shows scenes from the Holy Land, as well as Bahá'í communities in India, Japan and in the United States, depicting Bahá'ís in their gatherings and firesides, in their daily lives and personal activities. It demonstrates the unity in diversity so characteristic of the Faith and portrays, in twenty- eight minutes of screen time, the spirit and scope of a fast-growing worldwide religious community. [National Bahá'í Review Issue 21 September 1969 p10; National Bahá'í Review Issue 23 November 1961 p13; National Bahá'í Review Issue 47 November 1972 p2]
  • See National Bahá'í Review Issue 22 October 1969 p14 for a resumé of the work of George Stoney.
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  • United States film; A New Wind; George Stoney

    from the chronology of Canada

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    1968. (In the year) The Ballad of Crowfoot, often referred to as Canada's first music video, was directed by Willie Dunn, a Mi’kmaq/Scottish folk singer and activist who was part of the historic Indian Film Crew, the first all-Indigenous production unit at the National Film Board. The film is a powerful look at colonial betrayals, told through a striking montage of archival images and a ballad composed by Dunn himself, about the legendary 19th-century Siksika (Blackfoot) chief who negotiated Treaty 7 on behalf of the Blackfoot Confederacy. The Indian Film Crew’s inaugural release, Crowfoot was the first Indigenous-directed film to be made at the NFB.

    This film was made during American filmmaker George Stoney's two-year assignment with the National Film Board of Canada, serving as Executive Producer of the "Challenge for Change" project.

    Some other films from this project were Cree Hunters of Mistassini and You Are on Indian Land.

  • Lyrics for The Ballad of Crowfoot.
  • To learn more listen to the podcast Why You Should Know the Indian Film Crew. (You can start at 20min40sec.)
  • The Ballad of Crowfoot; Willie Dunn; George Stoney; You Are on Indian Land; Cree Hunters of Mistassini
     
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