Dab Iyiyuu: First Steps
(2003, 24 min.) CANADA
Director: Neil Diamond (Cree) and Philip Lewis Dab Iyiyuu/Absolutely Cree series. In English and Cree with English subtitles.
A Cree community in northern Ontario observes the traditional
celebration of the "first steps" of its very young children.
The documentary contains and enactment of a traditional Cree tale
about a father's treachery and a mother's love, and the heroism
of their son.
Image credit: Audience at Club Red Radio,
2000 Native American Film and Video Festival - photograph by Amalia Córdova,