How the Fiddle Flows

How the Fiddle Flows

Director: Gregory Coyes (Métis/Cree)

Canada | 2002 | 48 min
Michif/Cree/French/English | Documentary Film

How the Fiddle Flows follows Canada’s great rivers west along the fur-trading route of the early Europeans. From the Gaspé Peninsula, north to Hudson Bay and to the Prairies, How the Fiddle Flows reveals how a distinctive Métis identity and culture were shaped over time, in particular our rich musical traditions. Featuring soaring performances by some of Canada’s best known fiddlers and step dancers and narrated by award-winning actress Tantoo Cardinal.

Gregory Coyes is a Métis/Cree Slow Media Visionary/Producer/Writer/Teacher. He has produced and directed programming for most of the major networks in Canada including CTV, CBC, and BRAVO. His award-winning titles include Stories From the Seventh Fire, How the Fiddle Flows, and Medicine Walker.

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