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Legend consists of a series of nine related segments which convey a non-linear narrative using techniques drawn from poetry, folk songs, and traditional story-telling. The videotape fonctions as a list of the factors that contribute to the formation of one's identity : nationalism, the family, society, memory, mass media, and so on. These themes are dealt with through a number of metaphors wich focus on maps, photography, landscape and the notion of the journey. Reference is also made to both popular culture and fine art, particularly the video-clip, and portrait and landscape painting. The tape is meant to function on two levels: one trying to determine an individual's identity, while the other attemps to locate a regional  or national identity.

Awards and mentions
Certificate of Nomination
The Yorkton Film Festival
1989
1988
Canada
27:30
Original language
English

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Credits

Direction
Nelson Henricks
Performance
Nelson Henricks
Laura Dubuc
Colleen Kerr
Marty Gadd
Wayne Larsen
Sandra Tivy
Camera
Sandra Tivy
C.K. Cousins
Music
Nelson Henricks
Production
Nelson Henricks

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Color
Sound
Mono
Keywords
Journey, Nationalism, Memory, Metaphor, Landscape