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Relaunch: Revitalizing the Tradition of the Muckleshoot Canoe

Relaunch tells the story of how 80 year-old master canoe carver and Muckleshoot Tribal elder Marvin “Cubby” Starr passed on his traditional knowledge to his son Marvin Jr. and Muckleshoot artist Tyson Simmons, who will now carry on that once neglected tradition to help revitalize the proud Muckleshoot culture.

  • Dan Lamont
  • Dan Lamont
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    11 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Dan Lamont

Dan Lamont is founder, creative director, video director/producer and Director of Phototgraphy of Tatoosh Media. He is a photojournalist by training; a passionate storyteller who has covered social justice and environmental issues for decades completing hundreds of assignments for the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Stern, GEO, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The John D & Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, just to name a few. Dan has a Master of Communication in Digital Media degree from the University of Washington. He was a journalism fellow at Seattle University and has taught college courses in media content strategy, documentary storytelling and video production. He is Past-President of the Board of the non-profit Blue Earth Alliance and Past-President of the American Society of Media Photographers Foundation. 

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Director Statement

As storytellers we have the privilege to be both witness and advocate for the people who share with us the opportunity to glimpse inside their lives. By sharing what we learn from them I hope we can enrich the lives and enhance the understanding of an ever-broadening circle of people who weren't so fortunate as we to have direct and rewarding personal experiences. We have learned much from our Muckleshoot friends and for that we are deeply grateful.