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Medicine Fiddle: Film Facts

1991, Film: 16mm
01 hours, 21 minutes, Color
Description: Fiddlers and dancers from Native and Metis families of the northern United States and Canada carry on the musical traditions passed down from early settlers. The film weaves tunes, dance, and oral history together to reveal an older and broader vision of America.
Copyright: 1991, Michael Loukinen
Filmmaker(s): Michael Loukinen
Produced by: Michael Loukinen
Cinematography: Miroslav Janek
Editing: Miroslav Janek
Sound: Matt Quest, Dennis O'Rourke, David Turk
Acknowledgements: Community Consultants: Francis Keshena, Roger Pilon, Tom Biron Folklore Consultants: James Leary, Anne Lederman, Nicholas Vrooman Camera assistant: Roger Shmitz
Funding: North Dakota Humanities Council Michigan Council for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts Folk Arts Program
Awards: Golden Apple Award (1st), National Educational Film Festival, Oakland, CA, 1992. Ethnic Arts Competition, Golden Eagle (1st),Council on International Non-Theatrical Events, Washington, DC. Finalist, New York International Film Festival. "Best of the Fest," Two Rivers Native American Film Festival, University of Minnesota. Honorable Mention, American Indian Film and Video Festival, Tulsa, OK. Honorable Mention, Visual Anthropological Association.

Distribution: Northern Michigan University, Up North Films
1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855
Distributor Email: Contact
Distributor Website: Northern Michigan University, Up North Films
Distributor Telephone: 906-227-2941

Archives & Stock Footage: Northern Michigan University, Up North Films
1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855
Archives & Stock Footage Email: Contact
Archives & Stock Footage Website: Northern Michigan University, Up North Films
Archives & Stock Footage Telephone: 906-227-2941


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