Eyes of Society is a short film that documents a group of artists from across Canada as they embark on a 14 day kayak journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient Haida village of SGang Gwaay. The film reflects on the important role of an artist in society and how that differs across cultures and time. Filmmakers Allison Smith and Joseph Crawford of Braid Films capture Gwaii Haanas through the eyes of an artist, highlighting the imagery, emotion and artistic influence of natural spaces. This trip brings together artists W. David Ward, Andrew Sookrah, Anja Karisik, Gary Landon, Sophie Lavoie and April White.
Directed by Allison Smith and Joseph Crawford
Filmed by Allison Smith and Joseph Crawford
Original Score by Deadhorsebeats
Supported by Seaward Kayaks, Green Coast Kayaking, The Haida Nation, Gwaii Haanas Marine Conservation Area and National Park Reserve, and Moresby Explorers.
Watch Eyes of Society on Air Canada's In-Flight Entertainment as of March 1st - June 30th, 2017.
Selected for the 2017 Arts & Letter's Club, Explorer's Club Film Festival, March 24th, 2017
Selected for the 2017 DC Short Film Festival, September 8th, 2017
Screened at Studio 410, Winnipeg Beach, MB. October 6th at 7:30 pm
Screened at Cineworks Documentary Showcase, Vancouver, October 25th 2017
Selected for the 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival, October 29th, 7:30PM, Eric Harvie Theatre
Selected for the 2018 Vancouver Mountain Film Festival, February 9-17, 2018
Selected for the 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival (Toronto), March 23-25, 2018
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Left to right: April White (Sgaana Jaad), Charlie White, Anja Karisik, W. David Ward, Andrew Sookrah, Sophie Lavoie, Gary Landon, and Robert Landon.