Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole)
United States | 2018 | 11 min | English / Lushootseed with English Subtitles | Short Documentary | Canadian Premiere
Fri Oct 19 11:00 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Part of Marks of Mana
Lydia Sigo, a Suquamish tribal diver, exercises her rights to fish and gather foods from the lands and the waters of the Puget Sound. Diving into the waters is as much a skill as it is her ancestral right to retrieve the traditional delicacy the geoduck, an elusive and internationally sought-after clam.
Filmmaker, curator and community organizer, Tracy Rector is co-founder of Longhouse Media. She has made over 400 short films, and is currently in production of her fifth feature documentary. Her work has been featured on Independent Lens, Cannes Film Festival, imagineNATIVE, National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project, Toronto International Film Festival, the Seattle Art Museum and in the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian.