Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes) (2018)

  • Shorts
  • 19min
  • Canada


Accompanied by a 10,000-year-old shapeshifter and friend known as Sabe, Biidaaban sets out on a mission to reclaim the ceremonial harvesting of sap from maple trees in an unwelcoming suburban neighborhood in Ontario. Driven by the words of Anishinaabe writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Amanda Strong’s mesmerizing stop-motion animation intricately weaves together multiple worlds through time and space, calling for a rebellion.

Content advisory: This film contains strobing effects.

Director

Amanda Strong

Captions

English