Indigenous Plant Diva

Indigenous Plant Diva

| 9 min

Kamala Todd's short film is a lyrical portrait of Cease Wyss, of the Squamish Nation. Wyss is a woman who understands the remarkable healing powers of the plants growing all over downtown Vancouver. Whether it's the secret curl of a fiddlehead, or the gentleness of comfrey, plants carry ageless wisdom with them, communicated through colour, texture, and form. Wyss has been listening to this unspoken language and is now passing this ancient and intimate connection down to her own daughter, Senaqwila.

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Credits
  • writer
    Kamala Todd
  • director
    Kamala Todd
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • editor
    Johnny Darrell
  • cinematographer
    Helen Haig-Brown
  • composer
    takë5
  • sound designer
    Jamie Mahaffey
  • online editor
    Eliot Piltz
  • vocals
    Shamentsut
  • dialogue editor
    Susan Mahaffey
  • re-recording mixer
    Jamie Mahaffey
  • mix facility
    The Mix Room
  • post-production services
    Finale Editworks
  • production coordinator
    Jennifer Roworth
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Kay Leung
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli