Starting in April of 2016, the first season of Merchants of the Wild (MOTW) was aired on APTN as a historical documentary of indigenous survival. The mission of the series was to share the power and beauty of reconnecting with nature, through the traditional methods and teachings from First Nations languages. And now, the casting
Starting in April of 2016, the first season of Merchants of the Wild (MOTW) was aired on APTN as a historical documentary of indigenous survival. The mission of the series was to share the power and beauty of reconnecting with nature, through the traditional methods and teachings from First Nations languages.
And now, the casting team behind MOTW is looking for a new set of indigenous participants for a new documentary series:
“Travelling, surviving, and learning lessons to reconnect with the land and culture,” reads the call as indigenous, First Nations, Inuit or Metis situated in Canada, over 19 situated and situated in Canada are being sought after.
Those interested are asked to send a 60 second video or offer a phone call, introducing themselves, and why they’d be great to see in the wild for 30 days! The dead line lands on May 8th of this year and participants are asked to email “email@example.com.” The filming will take place in September – October 2020.
“Over 5 years in the making, this series is a documentary charting the personal journey of 6 Indigenous men and women reconnecting with their culture and heritage, and hopefully the wider struggle of all people yearning to find who they are, their place in the world, and how they can link their ancestor’s struggles to their children’s success.
No journey worth taking is easy, but with the support of Elders, communities, families, friends, and those that share our desires, we can achieve the highest goals and affect people in ways we may never have imagined. Like the Adventurers themselves, we discovered new insights into ourselves, and nourished a new appreciation about where we came from, and how much is still to be done.
We hope that Merchants of the Wild is a stepping stone forward for communities, Knowledge Keepers, those holding onto traditions and languages, and for individuals across Turtle Island. We want our community of followers and fans to share their own successes, their inspirations, their struggles, and their stories of who and what has shaped them, what they have gone out and tried, practiced, or shared, and what the wild means to them.
Every choice we make is like a small pebble in a pond, sending ripples into the world and the people around us. We never know what an impact we might have, but we must accept that we can truly change things; in ourselves, and in the future.
With the website, and Facebook, or by following us on Instagram or Twitter, you can keep up to date with all that’s happening with the show, its cast, creators, and impact.
MOTW will strive to give you an exclusive look at the process from start to finish, and take you behind the scenes on the challenging, exciting, and amazing adventure that confronted the participants,” reads the MOTW about statement.
It is expected that the new show will resemble MOTW and ll interested are encouraged to apply.