Sacred Journey, a documentary film, explores the powerful influence of Native spirituality on the paintings and writings of Melinda Camber Porter and her collaboration with Mi’kmaq rock musician and spiritual elder, J. Hubert Francis.
These two artists exchange ideas about their individual spirituality and art. Camber Porter charts the arduous creative journey in her paintings, commencing in the early 1980s with the inspirational effect of the elemental landscapes of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, culminating in her ecstatic communion with nature.J. Hubert Francis expresses his gratitude toward the strengths of the teachings of his Mi’kmaq ancestors.
These two individuals, who are worlds apart, trade stories of the trials and tribulations encountered throughout their careers and show us what beauty can be achieved when racial and social barriers are stripped down.
“A very powerful and very compelling journey.”—Nancy Blomberg Curator of Native Arts, Denver Art Museum.
Sacred Journey, co-directed by Brian J. Francis and Pierre Desjardins, is one of a 13-part documentary series entitled Eastern Tide, which is produced by Bear Paw Productions and Grana Productions Inc. in association with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), VISION TV, Film NB, the Canadian Television Fund, Telefilm Canada and the Federal Tax Credits.
"Spirit Enlightened" Global Film Festival 2012 is now streaming three Melinda Camber Porter films chosen to explore the spirit, the consciousness, the divine - the creative and healing journey of human soul. "Spirit Enlightened" aspires to trace the spirit that has led the humanity through centuries and civilizations, and is in the making of our future. The festival hopes to explore, 'That' which envelops to infuse & evolve the individual as well as collective being, expands our vision of time as well as place, enlivens our hearts, and enlightens our species to transcend the present state of being for the mystical new - the next state of supra-mental self. Let's observe & feel this divine/enlightened spirit in the moment of its performance, in the midst of humanity now and forever, through film-media. Sacred Journey shows Native Spirituality in collaboration.