Private Project

Living Weaving

A celebratory 10-minute documentary on Musqueam weaver Debra Sparrow, her reclamation journey, her family, and her identity.

  • Dustin McGladrey
    House After
  • Dustin McGladrey
    House After
  • Rosie Johnnie-Mills
  • Lori Lozinski
    The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
  • Debra Sparrow
    Key Cast
  • Aleen Sparrow
    Key Cast
  • Rayln Gladue
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 3, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    26,694 USD
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Director Biography - Dustin McGladrey

Dustin McGladrey is an emerging IndigiQueer Director & Writer from the Nisga'a Nation and recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of British Columbia in the Film Production Program.

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Director Statement

A celebration of culture and a beacon of hope for reclamation of personal identity, heritage and culture. That’s the goal of Living Weaving. This documentary is an important story to tell, and it’s crucial for me. As my filmography builds, I have noticed there is a lot of darkness in my journey of reclamation. I have found that the scripted stories I tell tend to be about grief and loss, and this documentary is a pushback to those narratives and a return to balance. This documentary is a breath of light on my soul. I want the audience to view this film and feel good at the end of it. It’s not about forcing a perspective; it’s about holding the audience's hand and saying to them, “Everything's okay; we’ll get through this together.” As a human collective, I believe in this film's ability to calm and nurture our hearts and minds.