(Uktena and Thunder)

Joseph Erb | United States | 2017 | 8 MIN | Animation

Friday 20 October 2017 | 3:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
International Premiere

Screening as part of Receptors


Long ago two young boys encounter a starving snake, who they agree to feed. In return the uktena offers them friendship. As time passes the now enormous creature enters battle with Thunder who asks the boys to make a difficult decision between loyalty and obligation.


Joseph Lewis Erb (Cherokee) is a computer animator, film producer, educator, language technologist and artist who created the first Cherokee animation in the Cherokee language, The Beginning They Told. Most of this work is created in the Cherokee language. Joseph teaches Digital Storytelling at the University of Missouri.