FOUR FACES OF THE MOON

Four Faces of the Moon follows the animated journey of an Indigenous photographer as she travels through time.  She witnesses moments in her family's history and strengthens her connection to her Métis, Cree and Anishnaabe ancestors. This is a personal story, told in four chapters through the eyes of director and writer Amanda Strong.  The oral and written history of her family reveals the story — we witness the impact and legacy of the railways, the slaughter of the buffalo and colonial land policies. The film contains no English language, relying on sound, image and Indigenous voices to tell the story.

 

This multi-layered approach to storytelling may leave you with more questions than answers: it is an invitation to look into your own understanding of history, legacy and the importance in knowing who you are and where you come from.

 

Director:  Amanda Strong

Year:  2016

Animation Technique:  Stop motion animation

Producer:  Amanda Strong and Bracken Hanuse Corlett

Funded by:  CBC Docs, Canada Council for the Arts, National Film Board of Canada, Telus, Ontario Arts Council, British Columbia Arts Council, Grunt Gallery, Creative BC, Craft Cinema, Output Media, Boldly and Color Sound Lab

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