Terril Calder | Canada | 2016 | 15 MIN | Experimental
Saturday 22 October 2016 | 5:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
Screening as part of A Night for Chanie
SNIP cuts up colonial Canadian histories by telling a story of survival amidst the country’s genocide of Indigenous children. Annie and Gordon travel back in time to save Charlie and Niska, trapped in a nightmare reality designed to eradicate their culture. Inspired by the legacy of Chanie Wenjack, SNIP is written and narrated by Joseph Boyden.
Terril Calder is a Métis artist, born in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, currently residing in Toronto. She attended the University of Manitoba’s Fine Art Program as a drawing major with a focus on performance art (with Sharen Alward) and film studies (with George Toles). Compelled by a love of hybrid media and fusion art, she currently experiments with the amalgamation in her stop-frame animated films that she writes, directs, crafts and animates. The films screen nationally and internationally and have received awards attention, most notably an Honorable Mention at the Sundance Film Festival and a Canadian Genie Award nomination forChoke, a short she animated and co-created with Michelle Latimer. In 2016, she was awarded the Ontario Arts Council’s K.M Hunter Award for her work in media arts.