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Terril Calder | Canada | 2017 | 9 MIN | animation

Saturday 21 October 2017 | 10:00 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
World Premiere
Screening as part of First Step

The moth’s powerful transformational gifts can bring us from one world to the next. In this stunning work the moth brings home 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack and serves for metaphor and call for change in the often fraught relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canada.


Terril Calder (Métis) is from Fort Frances, Ontario and currently resides in Toronto. Her animations have screened at festivals internationally including Sundance, Oberhausen and Rotterdam. Her last film, SNIP, premiered at TIFF, was named as one of Canada’s Top Ten Shorts (2016), and won a prize at the 2017 Berlinale (Generation, 14plus).