Kwakwee Baker/ President

Born in Essuria Morocco and a world traveler by age 8, I have been fortunate to share company with many different artists. I have experienced a wide variety of cultures and artistic medium to produce ‘Native’ Stories. Fortunate to be mentored by West Coast carvers Tony Hunt and Oscar Matillpi at an early age. With backgrounds' in acting/stage, cinematography and graphic design, I developing my artistic eye into pursuing Native storytelling through film and Media.

Kwakwee Baker
go to WEBSITE www.redlynefilms.com  

 

FILMS CATALOGUE - click title to view

Motion Visual has been creating award-winning television documentary films for more than 20 years. Our programs are distributed to broadcasters, schools, libraries, universities and other institutions throughout Canada, the USA and beyond. Please view clips of select award-winning programs below.

 

An emotional story of First Nations spirituality told in the first person by a Cree woman from Manitoba. Visually moving segments highlight the Sweat Lodge and Pipe Ceremonies as she explores the timelessness and the meaning of the Wheel that may be at the center of native spirituality. The viewer learns, as our host learns, the significance of one's own personal spiritual journey through life and of brotherhood and sisterhood through the "teachings" within the Medicine Wheel. The program was aired on the WIC Network and BCTV. A must-see for all audiences. Winner: CanPro Silver Medal, Best Documentary- N.A.J.A. 24 minutes ($99.00) Order

 

The program presents an emotional and personal approach to the outcomes of the modern treaty process in Canada. Profiles on First Nations blend with input from resource developers and governments as the program weaves our tale of land ownership and forecasts our economic future. By presenting a balanced perspective (native and nonnative alike) on land claims and by educating a concerned public we may begin to build the very needed bridges and the honest dialogue that must exist for all societies to coexist in unison in Canadian society and to reach a just and needed agreement on our land and, ultimately, our future. The program is a must-see for all audiences. Broadcast: Global Television. 44 minutes. ($149.00) Order

 

An exciting, fast paced one hour documentary about First Nations' historical and contemporary relationship to the Provincial and Canadian governments in settling the land question in Canada. As historical reenacted segments document the "truth" of settlement and treaties in Canada, modern candid moments with the Provincial and Federal governments and many prominent First Nations highlight emotional and political perspectives on the land question in Canada. An upbeat and emotionally moving and informative documentary for all audiences. Broadcast: Global TV. Screened: American Indian Film Festival. 44 minutes. ($149.00) Order

An emotionally moving and upbeat program that gives voice to some of our finest Canadian Aboriginal women. Historical segments in the program contrast the traditional equality of power, male to female within native communities, versus the regression in the roles and power of First Nations women in Canada under European dominance. We hear the voices of strong women "leaders" on how they view the rebuilding of balanced self-government within their community in the future. The Indian Act and Bill C31 are examined to highlight their effect on First Nations women. The program was broadcast nationally on the CanWest Global system. Winner: Best Documentary, Native American Journalists Association. 24 minutes ($99.00) Order

The drum is the heartbeat of mother earth; to beat the drum is to match the heartbeat. As we sing our songs to the drum we "talk to the spirits". From rock and roll to electronic to traditional music. An upbeat, fast-paced program as four "high profile" Canadian First Nations musical performers and songwriters are profiled. A great fast moving program for all audiences - from 12 and up. 24 minutes ($99.00) Order

 

A publisher, an educator, a Metis political leader and a fisherwoman / filmmaker are profiled in this unique examination of prominent First Nations people in Canada. As we travel from community to community we discover a variety of First Nations "communication" of philosophy and ideals and we discover Role Models for First Nations everywhere. A great and inspirational program for young and old. Winner: Certificate of Honor, American Indian Film Festival. 24 minutes ($99.00) Order

 

  • ECHOES OF THE SISTERS - Knowledge Network
  • (emotional inspiration on breast cancer and native women - 25 min.)
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Breast cancer exists and is growing at an alarming rate in North America and breast cancer in First Nations communities is no different. First Nations women are not getting examined regularly by doctors because they either do not trust the process or it is not available to them. There is new hope though, that through education, all women will replace feelings of confusion with knowledge of modern breast cancer awareness and procedures. This video acts as a emotional resource in this important fight against breast cancer and may help to save lives for all our sisters for generations to come. The program was broadcast on the Knowledge Network and is suitable for audiences 13 and up. Order

Reclaiming Our Children - www.motionvisual.com/video/Reclaiming_clip.wmv

  • The CIRCLES of LIFE - In Production
  • (an inspiration journey to the heart and history of First Nations Spirituality)
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