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Meneath : The Hidden Island of Ethics

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Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics dives deeply into the innate contrast between the Seven Deadly Sins (Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Pride and Envy) and the Seven Sacred Teachings (Love, Respect, Wisdom, Courage, Truth, Honesty and Humility), as embodied in the life of a precocious Métis baby. Brought to life by Terril Calder’s darkly beautiful stop-motion animation, her inner turmoil of abuse is laid bare with unflinching honesty. Convinced she’s soiled and destined for Hell, Baby Girl receives teachings that fill her with strength and pride, and affirm a path towards healing. Calder’s tour-de-force unearths a hauntingly familiar yet hopeful world that illuminates the bias of colonial systems

2021, 19 min 31 s

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Film Festival
February 4 to 13 2022, Victoria, CanadaInternational Film Festival
February 10 to 20 2022, Berlin, Germany

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Audience Award for Top Canadian Short
GIRAF International Festival of Independent Animation
November 19 to 28 2021, Calgary - Canada

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