2016 / 6 MIN / Canada
A visual poem and surrealist requiem for the Kalmyk people who were forcibly removed from their homeland by the USSR between 1943–1957. With frame-by-frame hand-painted imagery, the film contemplates a displaced diaspora and the significance of home.
Screening Saturday, April 7 10:00 am
Alisi Telengut is a visual artist, animator, and filmmaker currently based in Montreal. She creates animation frame by frame under the camera, with painting as the medium, to generate movement and explore hand-made and painterly visuals for her films. Her recent works received awards at the 24th Stockholm Film Festival, the 36th and the 37th Montreal World Film Festival and Canada International Film Festival. In addition to being screened at Sundance, Slamdance, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Cannes (Talent tout court program), Edinburgh Film Festival, ZINEBI, Ann Arbor, and various worldwide film venues and exhibitions as animation and moving image artworks, these films have also contributed to enthnographic and ethnocultural research archives.