Four Faces of the Moon

Amanda Strong (Michif)
2016 | 12 minutes
Countries of Production: First Nations, Canada 
Countries Featured: First Nations, Canada
Director and Producer in Attendance

In this stunning, award-winning stop-motion animation, follow a First Nations photographer as she travels into the past. Through a series of encounters with her Métis, Cree, and Anishnaabe ancestors, she reconnects with family history while learning about colonial invasions, the legacy of Canadian railways, and the systemic slaughter of buffalo. There is no English dialogue—only sound, visuals, and voiceovers in multiple Indigenous languages (with English subtitles) propel this poetic and political tale.

After the program and Q&A, stop by our Mead Mixer and continue the conversation!

Visit an installation of Amanda Strong’s work, Stories as Living Beings: An Installation in the Grand Gallery during the festival.

Co-presented by New York University Center for Media, Culture and History

With generous support provided by the Consulate General of Canada in New York

Plays with The Road Forward