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DOCUMENTARY | CANADA | 75 MINUTES | English

Custodians - A Story of Ancient Echoes

The documentary Custodians – A Story of Ancient Echoes follows the journey of a local community in Herschel, Saskatchewan during the summer of 2021 as they work to preserve and protect the pastureland, native grasslands, and important Indigenous artifacts found near the village. Upon discoveries of dinosaurs, marine fossils and significant Indigenous sites and petroglyphs on nearby farmland, an aging population of community volunteers come together to preserve the land and its stories including the Indigenous history, paleontology, and local ecology. “We have found a living library” says Metis Artist Jo Cooper who has spent the past 20 years in Herschel working alongside locals. The stories of the land and the echoes of the past form new friendships, unravel mysteries and model a potential for deep justice, reconciliation and healing between people and the land.

Produced by Indigenous Education Scholar Harry Lafond from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan and David Neufeld of Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Directed by Brad Langendoen and associate producing by Andi Leitch of Vancouver, British Columbia.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Bradley Jon Leitch

Producer

Harry Lafond, David Neufeld

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Showtimes

November 3rd – November 11th

Fine Arts Theatre

8556 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Parking

Beverly Hills City Garage
321 S La Cienega Blvd

Before 4pm (2 hours Free)
After 4pm (Free)

Parking at meters:
Free After 6pm (7pm on Wilshire)

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