Healing Journey One Button at a Time

  • Filmmaker(s) :

    Joleen Mitton

  • Original title : Healing Journey One Button at a Time
  • Duration : 04:30
  • Year : 2017
  • Genre : Documentary
  • Community : Vancouver
  • Nation : Others
  • Workshop : Vancouver


A short documentary following Mia Hunt who’s making a button blanket, a garment that is unique to First Nations of the west coast from Washington to Alaska and a treasured and important piece of Heiltsuk First Nation in the community of Bella Bella, BC.

Film crew

Director Joleen Mitton in collaboration with the Wapikoni team Camera Rose Stiffarm, Howard Moose, Eileen Francis, Emmet Walsh, Brandon Dick & Jean-Philippe Marquis Editing Joleen Mitton, Emmet Walsh & Jean-Philippe Marquis Sound recording Ty Cadwell & Emmet Walsh Set Photographer Toni Lavallie Filmmakers Mentors Emmet Walsh & Jean-Philippe Marquis Youth outreach worker Toni Lavallie Assistant filmmaker Rose Stiffarm Local coordinator Ellena Neel