Now is the Time

Christopher Auchter | Short Documentary
Haida| Canada| 2019 | 16 min

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 5:30pm
Shorts Program: Imprint
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

Fusing stop animation, archival footage and present-day interviews, Haida carver Robert Davidson takes a nostalgic look back at a totem pole carving and raising in 1969. What began as a revival of a lost cultural practice, turned into a community celebration that bridged generations and clans on Haida Gwaii.


Christopher Auchter (Haida) grew up roaming the beaches and forests of the Haida Gwaii archipelago off Canada’s West Coast, and his art is rooted in the land and stories of the Haida people.