DVD Honour of All


the Honour of All – the Story of Alkali Lake, 1985, running time 56min

new DVD”s include:
-Honour of All (feature film, 1985)
-HOA part II – The People of Alkali Lake (1985)
-HOA part III – Sharing Innovations that Work (1985)
-and NEW: Healing Journey, Episode 1 (2019)

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Honour of All, The Story of Alkali Lake (1985)

The Honour of All tells the story of how the community of Esk'etemc (Alkali Lake) overcame crippling rates of alcoholism and dysfunction, and started on a journey of community sobriety.
Esk'etemc community members played their own roles in the film, re-enacting the events of the 1970's which would shape the future of the community, and become an inspiration to countless individuals and communities facing similar struggles throughout the world.
Running time 100min, Produced/Edited by Phil Lucas, Executive Producers: Charlene Belleau, Len George, Phil Lane Jr., Director of Photography/Edited by Peter von Puttkamer
copyright © 1985 Esk'etemc

available as DVD or online version HERE

"These films have opened the Path of Sobriety for countless relatives of our Human Family" - Phil Lane Jr.


Special Features

Honour of All, Healing Journey - Episode 1, 2019
In 2019, we began revisiting and interviewing some of the people involved in the film and others, to continue the sharing of our journey.
- directed and filmed by Linda Sampson, Jahpa Belleau, Kirk Johnson, Shaylynn Robbins Rosette
with film mentorship by Jeremy Williams, River Voices Productions
produced by Esk'etemc, copyright © 2019 Esk'etemc

Honour of All, Part 2 – People of Alkali Lake, 1985
The Alkali Lake Indian Band’s (Esk’etemc) success in reforming their community inspired this program. Their goal is to be resourceful as well as an example to other reserves and communities around the world. Various members of the community discuss the past, present, and future of Alkali Lake. They have put many efforts into restoring Indian culture and tradition. Successful projects such as logging, agriculture, construction, have all nourished this once devastated area. People now hold steady jobs that allow them to see the concrete differences they are making in their own life, and in the lives of others.
copyright © 1985 Esk'etemc

Honour of All, Part 3 – Sharing Innovations That Work, 1985
Twenty years after Phyllis and Andy took a stand against alcohol, Alkali Lake hosted a national conference. More than 1200 representatives from reserves across North America came to Alkali Lake to learn how to develop an alcohol and drug free community. See the highlights of this successful gathering as all reserves unite to share their stories and to practice the cultures and traditions of their heritage.
copyright © 1985 Esk'etemc

note: for public performance rights (ex: educational institutions), please contact Bettina at ecdev@esketemc.ca

thank you to Casey Bennett Photography for the DVD graphic design assistance, and Jeremy Williams, River Voices Productions for the film mentorship!