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Bill Reid Remembers

Alanis Obomsawin
2022 | 24 min 22 s

Awards and Festivals

  • Official SelectionDOXA, Vancouver, Canada (2022)

  • Official SelectionHot Docs, Toronto, Canada (2022)




Bill Reid working on Loo Taas in Skidegate, 1984. Photographed by Robert Semeniuk.

Bill Reid, Skaana—Killer Whale, Chief of the Undersea World. Bronze, completed 1984. 5.5 m high. Vancouver Public Aquarium, Stanley Park, Vancouver. Photographed by James Roberts, 2021.

The Great Canoe, also referred to as The Haida Canoe. Photographed by Alex J. Rota, 1962. American Museum of Natural History

Bill Reid and Jags Stacy Brown working on Loo Taas in Skidegate, 1984. Photographed by Robert Semeniuk.

Bill Reid, Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe, 1996. Plaster, bronze with patina. 389 x 605 x 348 cm. Vancouver Airport Authority. Photographed by Kenji Nagai.

Gwaii Haanas, no date. Photographed by Andrew S. Wright / cold-coast.com


Alanis Obomsawin
Director | Writer | Producer

Photo : Cosmos Image

Annette Clarke
Executive Producer

Photo : Dave Howells


Directed by
Alanis Obomsawin

Alison Burns

Original Music
Lauren Bélec
Michel Dubeau

Lynn Smith

Alanis Obomsawin

Executive Producers
Annette Clarke
John Christou

A National Film Board of Canada production

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