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Voices Across the Water

Au fil de l’eau
Fritz Mueller
2022 | 84 min
Documentary
Original version in English

Poster


LONG SYNOPSIS


ONE-LINER & TWO-LINER


INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR FRITZ MUELLER

Excerpts

Excerpt 1 - Dedication (featuring Wayne Price)


Excerpt 2 - Bending birchbark (featuring Halin de Repentigny)



Images


A paddler takes a hand-made birchbark canoe out on the water in the Yukon.

Wayne Price, Tlingit master carver and artist.

Halin de Repentigny, acclaimed Yukon artist.

Carcross, Yukon.

Master boat builder Wayne Price leading the Tlingit dugout canoe project.

Tlingit master carver Wayne Price with Carcross/Tagish First Nation artist Violet Gatensby.

Harvesting raw birchbark.

Halin de Repentigny, master birchbark canoe builder, with Jake Armstrong.

Halin de Repentigny sealing the seams of a hand-made birchbark canoe.

Film Subjects


Halin de Repentigny, master birchbark canoe builder and artist.

Wayne Price, Tlingit master carver and artist.

Violet Gatensby, Carcross/Tagish First Nation artist and carver.

Team


Fritz Mueller
Director and Producer (Sagafish Media)


Photo




Teresa Earle
Writer and Producer (Sagafish Media)


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Shirley Vercruysse
Producer, Executive Producer (NFB)


Photo
Photo : Emily Cooper



Credits

Director
Fritz Mueller

Writer
Teresa Earle

Producers
Teresa Earle
Shirley Vercruysse
Fritz Mueller

Director of Photography
Fritz Mueller

Editors
Graham Withers
Teresa Earle

Composer
Jordy Walker

Featuring
Halin de Repentigny
Wayne Price

with
Violet Gatensby
Duncan Spriggs
Jake Armstrong

and
Joe Migwans
Tim Ackerman
Melvin Williams
Roberta Wally
Keith Wolfe Smarch
Whitney Hartigan
Cherri Price

Filmed in
Dawson City, Carcross and Whitehorse, Yukon
Haines, Juneau and Skagway, Alaska
and in the traditional territories of the Carcross/Tagish, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Kwanlin Dün and Coast Tlingit

Production Manager
Teresa Earle

Location Sound
Fritz Mueller

Aerial Cinematography
Fritz Mueller
Jassin Godard
Mike Code

Archival Footage
Duncan Spriggs

Additional Camera
Bill Kendrick
Brian Ladue

Sound Editing
Stackwall Sound

Sound Design
Stackwall Sound

Sound Editors
Jordy Walker
Kyle Cashen

Post-Production Sound
Stackwall Sound

Sound Mixer
Jordy Walker

Additional Composition
Jesse Zubot

Colourist
Fritz Mueller

Title Design
Jenn Strom

Graphic Design
Mary Binsted

Closed Captioning
Line 21 Media Services

Post-Production Coordinator
Teresa Earle

Paddlers
Richard Malvasio
Bamby James
Waughnita James-Elton
Emily Sheakley
Herb Kaaxh Tséen Sheakley Jr
Rose Willard
Andrew Robinson
RJ Santos
Claus Schytrumpf
Michel Vincent

Support Boats
Tommy Taylor
Adam Zenger

Also appearing
Max Vincent
Ted Hart
Justin Smith
Jack Smith Sr
Jack Smith Jr
Stuart Schmidt
Jerry Mosure
Walter Cameron
Charlie Burns
Harold Gatensby
Phil Gatensby
Colleen James
Eileen Wally
Bessie Jim
Daisy Gatensby
Ryker Johns
Ben Gribben
Ali Khoda
Gisela Niedermeyer
Leslie Hamson
Theo Stad
Bear the dog

Carvings and Dugout Canoes
Wayne Price

Paintings and Birchbark Canoes
Halin de Repentigny

Songs

Chilkoot Entrance Song
Tlingit song written by Lance Twitchell
Performed by Wayne Price, Justin Smith and Ted Hart

St. Anne’s Reel
Traditional Canadian fiddle tune
Performed by Amelia Rose Slobogean

En Roulant la Boule
Traditional French-Canadian folk song
Performed by Halin de Repentigny

Daḵl’aweidí (Killer whale) Migration Song
Traditional Tlingit song with acknowledgment to Daḵl’aweidí clan
Performed by Rose Willard, Bamby James, Emily Sheakley, Waughnita James-Elton

Dawson City Bound
Song by George McConkey
Performed by George McConkey live at the Westminster Hotel

Wellington’s Advance
Traditional Irish jig
Performed by Amelia Rose Slobogean

We Used to Go
Written by Jordy Walker, Corwin Fox, Jeff Wolosewich
Performed by Jordy Walker and Jesse Zubot

Legal Services
Boughton Law
Austring Fairman and Fekete

Insurance
Front Row Insurance

Accounting
Sherrill Sirrs Inc.

Bookkeeping
Teresa Earle

Northwestel Production Executive
Mike Gravitis

The National Film Board of Canada, BC & Yukon Studio

Line Producer
Jennifer Roworth

Technical Coordinator
Wes Machnikowski

Studio Administrator
Carla Jones

Senior Production Coordinators
Nathan Conchie
Nicolas Ayerbe Barona

Marketing Manager
Kay Rondonneau

Publicist
Katja De Bock

Executive Producer
Shirley Vercruysse

Special thank you
Adäka Cultural Festival
Carcross/Tagish First Nation
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
Skagway Museum
University of Alaska Southeast
Westminster Hotel
Yukon First Nation Culture & Tourism Association
Dań Kwanje ’Á–Nààn: Voices Across the Water Traditional Watercraft Project
Charlene Alexander
Mark Doucette
Shirlee Frost
Marilyn Jensen
Chris McNutt
Iris Merritt
Florence Moses
Andrew Seymour
Michelle Van Beusekom

Thank you
William Amos
David Ashley
Bryna Cable
Dan Cable
Annie Cable
Angus Cable
Elaine Cairns
Christine Cleghorn
Brian Crist
Norm Curzon
John Dempster
Chris Ferguson
Jessica Hall
Heather Harding
Tyler Hargreaves
Raffles McDowell
Gail McKechnie
Rhoda Merkel
Don Murphy
Selwyn Jacob
Bob Jickling
Wendy Jickling
Linda Johnson
Will Macrae
Fritz Mueller Sr
Sally Mueller
Robyn Mueller
Stella Mueller
Brian Nicol
Angelo Nicoloyannis
Allan Nixon
Teri Snelgrove
Stuart Snyder
Susan Stanley
Joan Turner
Daphne Vernier

 

Produced with the participation of Canada Media Fund

Developed and produced with the participation of Yukon Media Development

Developed with the participation of
Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

Produced in association with Northwestel

© 2022 Sagafish Media Inc. and the National Film Board of Canada



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  • About Sagafish Media

    Sagafish Media specializes in storytelling with a northern point-of-view. We develop and produce documentaries created, shot and edited in Northern Canada. Our backyard is the circumpolar region and our films combine engaging narrative, striking visuals and universal themes that help audiences learn about these little-known worlds. In seven years we have completed three films, have two more in production and several in development. Completed films include Journeys to Adaka, Aurora Love and a co-pro with the National Film Board, Voices Across the Water. With a slate of films emerging, we’re venturing into international co-production. At the core of Sagafish Media are its two partners and creative collaborators, Fritz Mueller and Teresa Earle, and we work hard to cultivate northern talent.

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    The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences, working with talented creators across the country. The NFB is taking action to combat systemic racism and become a more open and diverse organization, while working to strengthen Indigenous-led production and gender equity in film and digital media. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.