Indigenous artist Robert Davidson has become one of the foremost modern artists and cultural activists of the age. In this film, the artist plus art historians, politicians, rock stars, and family members reveal how Robert carved the first totem pole raised in 100 years, sparking a revival of coastal Indigenous culture. We’ll see people from California to Alaska wearing the art on their backs, their homes, and their skins. The film also shows how non-indigenous citizens are flocking to political rallies led by Indigenous activists fighting the crucial battles of our time. That is the power of Davidson’s 14,000-year-old Haida culture, a culture that just might give Western culture a much needed rethink.


Haida Modern: The Art And Activism Of Robert Davidson

2019 CA 79 min
Festival Year: 2020
Types: Documentary, Feature, Free
Topic: Arts and Environment, Indigenous Voices