Petroglyphs: Images in Stone

A lyrical and informative introduction to the rock art of the Northwest coast of Canada and the United States. By focusing on the rock carvings of the first peoples of the Pacific Northwest, Petroglyphs depicts some of the most significant myths and rituals of those cultures: the guardian spirit quest of the Coastal Salish, the whale-hunting ritual of the West Coast people and the winter ceremonial dances of the Kwakiutl. With traditional native music, evocative imagery and rare archival film footage, Petroglyphs weaves a visceral spell of the mystery, beauty and power of the rock carvings. It leaves viewers with the question: “What do the petroglyphs say to me?”

  • Length: 11 minutes
  • Formats: VHS and 16mm film.