Thursday, December 4, 2014

Kinnie Starr's Haida Raid 3 named one of the Best New Music Videos by CBC!/blogs/2014/12/Kinnie-Starr-Owen-Pallett-Bahamas-and-more-best-new-music-videos 
Haida Raid 3 has been named one of the best new music videos by the CBC, along with new videos by Owen Pallett, Bahamas and more.  

"Starr’s song is an incredible call to action, and the stop-motion animation music video, directed by Amanda Strong, is a beautifully rendered and thought-provoking part indictment, part wake-up call."

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Haida Raid 3 reaches the CBC
Woohoo! A big Haw'aa to Kim Wheeler at the CBC for the coverage of Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters. It's great to see Haida Raid 3 getting out there... and, if you take a look at the comments on the CBC piece, you'll see that there are lots of mainstream folks who don't agree with the Haida perspective. After reviewing some of the comments, I get the impression that mainstream people don't realize how dangerous the Hecate Strait is, and don't understand that there is currently a moratorium on tanker traffic, and that the proposal would bring over 300 tankers a year to these dangerous and unpredictable waters. And reading the comments, it seems like some people don't get that the Haida and other First Nations groups still depend very much on the sea for their food and way of life. Take a look for yourself and leave a comment! And also, don't forget to tell people about Haida Raid 2: A Message to Stephen Harper.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Haidawood Retrospective

I've put together a Sway on Haidawood, that pulls together all the animations in one place and also gives some back ground on the project. Take a look here.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters released!

Here it is: Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters! Directed by Amanda Strong and featuring the song "Who Will Save Our Waters" by Kinnie Starr, with a cameo by Ja$e El Nino. Haida Raid 3 won Best Music Video at the 2014 ImagiNATIVE Film Festival. Enjoy!