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Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes)

Amanda Strong (Michif)
2018 | Canada | 18 min | English | Short Drama

 Sat Oct 20 5:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3

Part of Terra-Firming

Biidaaban, a young, Anishinabe maple harvester, defies the rules of time, space and gender in this compelling and beautiful stop motion short, told through different times and dimensions. Biidaaban carries on the tradition of harvesting maple syrup in present time in urban Ontario with help from her friends, including Sabe, an ancient shapeshifter.

Amanda Strong is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on filmmaking, stop motion animations and media art. She is currently based on unceded Coast Salish territories also known as Vancouver. Strong is the owner/director/producer of Spotted Fawn Productions Inc. (SFP). Under her direction SFP utilizes a multi-layered approach and unconventional methods that are centered in collaboration on all aspects of their work.