Father the Flame

  •   Chad Terpstra
  •   United States
  •   Documentary
  •   Art/Film, Documentary


It’s not just a pipe. In this rich, mesmerizing tribute to the handcrafted pipe, world-renowned Michigan craftsman Lee Erck travels the globe to reveal the significance of his sculptural art. From an Italian briar cutter to a royal family of Danish artisans to a Native American peace-pipe maker, Father the Flame immerses viewers in this epic tradition, while also telling a touching story about family legacy.

This film is a selection of the International Documentary Competition.

  •  78 minutes


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