Image of Coast Salish people wearing knitted sweaters

Film screening: "The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters"

This is an in-person event

June 22, 2022

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Third floor program room

General, Indigenous, Cultural discovery

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Event overview

June 22, 2022

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

As part of Indigenous History Month, join us at the library for a free screening of the National Film Board documentary The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters

For almost a century, the Coast Salish knitters of southern Vancouver Island have produced Cowichan sweaters from handspun wool. These distinctive sweaters are known and loved around the world, but the Indigenous women who make them remain largely invisible. Combining rare archival footage with the voices of three generations of woolworkers, The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters tells the tale of unsung heroines — resourceful women who knit to put food on the table and keep their families alive. Written and directed by Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh, this is a story of courage and cultural transformation — a celebration of the threads that connect the past to the future.

Runtime: 52 minutes

Questions? Please contact CJ at cpentland@cnv.org

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