Gallery 1C03 and aceartinc. present a public film screening:
The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters
Directed by Christine Welsh
Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.
Ace Art, 2nd floor, 290 McDermot Avenue
Free Admission – Open to all!
Please stay after the film for some refreshments and discussion!
The film draws attention to the creators of much-loved and much-replicated Cowichan sweaters from handspun wool. Combining rare archival footage with the voices of three generations of woolworkers, the film tells the tale of unsung heroines, resourceful women who knit to put food on the table and keep their families alive.
Christine Welsh is a Métis filmmaker, feminist and academic. She has produced, written and directed films for more than 30 years. Welsh's film credits include the 2006 National Film Board of Canada documentary Finding Dawn, about murdered and missing Canadian Aboriginal women. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, where she teaches courses in Indigenous Women’s Studies.