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Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick

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Palace Electric Cinema

2 Phillip Law Street

Canberra, ACT 2601

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Canada Down Under is very excited to present Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick!

Maker of Monsters is a portrait of a Canadian art legend. Beau Dick was an enigmatic carver from a small remote village on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. His remarkable masks have been celebrated across the global art scene as vibrant expressions of West Coast Indigenous culture and a sophisticated crossover into the contemporary art world. Dick had an unprecedented ability to tap into the collective memory of his people and breathe new life into age-old traditions.

This film strives to unearth the factors that made Beau who he was – his deep connection to identity, family, and community, his struggle with addiction – and like a carver chipping away at a block of wood, his story brings truth and understanding out of the woodwork. Maker of Monsters illuminates a man whose art and life continue to transcend expectations and boundaries.

The film will be introduced by Linnea Dick, Beau Dick's daughter.

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