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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 28 s

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World Festival of Animated Films
June 6 to 11 2022, Zagreb, CroatiaInternational Animated Film Festival
June 13 to 18 2022, Annecy, France

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Trickster Award
Skoden Indigenous Film Festival
April 5 2022, Vancouver - Canada

International Jury Special Mention
Tricky Women International Women's Animated Film Festival
March 9 to 13 2022, Vienna - Austria

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

Special Mention - Canadian Film Institute (CFI) Award for Best Canadian Animation
International Animation Festival
September 22 to October 3 2021, Ottawa - Canada

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