Up North Films

Medicine Fiddle

(1992)
81 minutes.

A vibrant and perceptive documentary that celebrates the fiddling dancing traditions of Native American and Metis families on both sides of the United States and Canadian border. Although European in origin, fiddling and step-dancing traditions of both Indian and mixed-blood descendants reflect a strong Native American influence and are sustained largely by Native American spiritual ideals. This remarkable film weaves music, dance, and storytelling into a compelling and entertaining experience.





Awards:
National Educational Film Festival Gold Apple Award Special Merit Award,
American Indian Film Festival Society for Visual Anthropology honoree
American Anthropological Association selection
CINE Golden Eagle Award
American Folklore Society honoree
American Film and Video Festival honoree.

Price: $20