Dances of the Kwakiutl

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Dances of the Kwakiutl
Directed by William Heick
Produced by Robert Gardner
Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources
Release date
Running time
9 min.
Country U.S.
Language English

Dances of the Kwakiutl is a 1951 film directed by William Heick and produced by Robert Gardner. It is distributed by Documentary Educational Resources. The film is composed of sequences filmed in 1950 in Fort Rupert, British Columbia, featuring a performance by Kwakiutl people of their secretive Hamatsa ceremony.

See also[edit]


  • "Dances of the Kwakiutl". Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  • Ira Jacknis. Visualizing Kwakwaka'wakw Tradition: The Films of William Heick, 1951-1963, BC STUDIES: The British Columbia Quarterly - A Special Double Issue-Number 125 & 126, 2000. ISBN 0-00-005294-9