Critically acclaimed Haida Manga artist, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, pushes the boundaries of the art world by challenging the divide between contemporary and so-called “Native Art”. With humour, kinetic innovation and expansion of traditional and contemporary forms, Yahgulanaas directly confronts the tension he identifies as arising from a legacy of historic racism that persists within and beyond the Western Art World. Drawing from influences on both shores of the North Pacific and his place in today’s world, Yahgulanaas’s work addresses the seminal issues of our time.


WINNER for Best Fine Art Documentary at Alexandre Trauner ART/Film Festival (HUNGARY)
WINNER for Special Artist Recognition Award and Best Short Film by a Female Director, ARTE Non Stop (BUENOS AIRES)
WINNER Best Documentary Short at 
Dreamachine International Film Festival (LOS ANGELES)
AWARD FINALIST at International Fine Arts Film Festival (SANTA BARBARA)
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: American Indian Film Festival (SAN FRANCISCO), Raleigh Film & Art Festival (NORTH CAROLINA), Master of Art Film Festival (SOFIA), New Renaissance Film Festival (AMSTERDAM), Film Arte Festival (BERLIN & MADRID), Goa, Pune and Alibag Short Film Festivals (INDIA), NorthWestFest International Documentary Festival (CANADA), Vancouver Short Film Festival (CANADA), Amerta Film Festival (ISTANBUL). 

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Documentary (7 min)

Credits: Director of Photography, Editor, Colorist, Online/Finishing

Directed by Gillian Darling