Amanda StrongCanada4 minutes2017ColourEnglish
View Flood during the Canada's Top Ten Shorts Programme 2 event.
Intro and Q&A with director Amanda Strong
Using the intricate stop-motion animation style that's swiftly become her signature, Amanda Strong has crafted a richly visual film that explores the impact of colonization on Canada's Indigenous peoples in a manner that's both beautifully simple and profoundly moving.
Faisant usage du style complexe d'animation image par image qui a rapidement fait sa réputation, Amanda Strong a créé un film visuellement luxuriant qui explore de façon à la fois merveilleusement simple et profondément émouvante l'impact de la colonisation sur les peuples autochtones du Canada.
Amanda Strong is an Indigenous (Michif) filmmaker, media artist, and stop-motion artist currently based out of the unceded Coast Salish territory also known as Vancouver. Strong's work explores ideas of blood memory and Indigenous ideology. In 2013, she was the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Film and Video, and most recently, the Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for Emerging Film and Media Artist. She has directed the shorts Alice Eaton (08), Honey for Sale (11), Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters (14), and the Festival selections Indigo (14), Mia’ (15), and Four Faces of the Moon (16). Flood (17) is her latest short.