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Elder in the Making to screen at CIFF.

Director Chris Hsiung's feature documentary Elder in the Making has been selected to premiere at Calgary International Film Festival which runs from Sept. 23-Oct. 4. Co-produced by Cowboy Smithx, the documentary was inspired by The Making of Treaty 7. The documentary brings together two travel companions, a Blackfoot Aboriginal named Cowboy and a Chinese-Canadian newcomer, Chris, who set out on a spiritual journey of discovery through Blackfoot territory. Cowboy Smithx begins to understand his Blackfoot ancestry and missing identity, marked by the letter X. Travelling through the land, his search leads him to explore the meaning and responsibilities of becoming an Elder. Chris also embarks on his own journey of self-discovery, learning about Aboriginal history and the signing of Treaty 7 at Blackfoot Crossing. Narcisse Blood, Wes Olsen, Herman Yellow Old Woman and Alvine Mountainhorse also appear in the film, with music performed by Kris Demeanor, Crack Band and Eya-Hey Nakoda.

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Title Annotation:CALGARY
Author:Chrapko, Darlene
Publication:Alberta Sweetgrass
Date:Sep 1, 2015
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