The Circle of the Sun (1960)

About the Film

This short documentary by Colin Low is an invitation to a gathering of the Káínaa of Alberta - as the Sun Dance is captured on film for the first time. The film shows how the theme of the circle reflects the bands' connection to wildlife and also addresses the predicament of the young generation, those who have relinquished their ties with their own culture but have not yet found a firm place in a changing world.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Colin Low, the distributor National Film Board of Canada, or Folkstreams.