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Honor Totem nominated for Best Documentary at AIFISF
Community Stories: Honor Totem
5/5/201456:32

This poignant documentary chronicles the John T. Williams Memorial Totem Pole project as a catalyst for healing and justice. The community art project rose from the August 2010 fatal police shooting of Williams, a First Nations woodcarver. The shooting sparked an outcry that extended beyond the city of Seattle and the native community. The slain man's older brother Rick Williams chose a peaceful response through an ambitious endeavor to carve a 34-foot totem pole in honor of the Williams family's artistic legacy and the memory of one of its most talented carvers.

Transcript of this video available here.

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