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‘MEET BEAU DICK – MAKER OF MONSTERS’ ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR VIFF 2017

In the first programming announcement for this year’s film festival, 12 titles have been revealed in VIFF’s B.C.-based Sea to Sky stream, including LaTiesha Fazakas and Natalie Boll’s documentary feature, Meet Beau Dick – Maker of Monsters.

“Sometimes the increasingly insane art market gets it right. Filmmakers LaTiesha Ti’si’tla Fazakas and Natalie Boll bring us this portrait of Kwakwaka’wakw artist-visionary Beau Dick, who took his activism to the steps of the B.C. legislature while his carvings enjoyed global renown.” — Georgia Straight

Above: Production stills from “Meet Beau Dick”

LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

It has been a true honour to have Beau Dick in my life. His influence was a profound directional force for me both personally and professionally. We forged a bond that made us family. In the more than seven years making this film it always felt like a shared destiny, and everyone who came along to help was part of that destiny. Throughout our struggle to get the film done, my co-director Natalie Boll and I constantly marvelled at how much generosity, creativity, and spirit came our way in times of need. I learned a great deal about patience and fortitude from this process.

Gila’kasla to all of those whose generosity helped us capture this important piece of history; I am humbled. From the beginning, I wanted to share Beau with the world. I wanted as many people as possible to ‘Meet Beau Dick’. I still do… 

– LaTiesha Fazakas, Director

The Vancouver International Film Festival runs from September 28 to October 13.

Full program and tickets available online September 7.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Lalakenis/All Directions: A Journey of Truth and Unity
2016, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
95 pages, colour, hardcover
$30

Beau Dick
Devoured by Consumerism
Silkscreen serigraph ed/88
30″ x 22″
$500 unframed

ADDRESS
Fazakas Gallery
688 East Hastings Street
(Hastings and Heatley)

PHONE
(604) 876-2729

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