sun and the great frog

2017 / 5 min / united states

A Cherokee Eclipse Story in the Cherokee Language where a great frog tries to swallow the sun.

Screening Saturday, April 7 10 am

Director: Joseph Erb   

Director: Joseph Erb


Joseph Lewis Erb is a computer animator,film producer, educator, language technologist and artist enrolled in the Cherokee Nation. He earned his MFA degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Erb created the first Cherokee animation in the Cherokee language, “The Beginning They Told”. He used his artistic skills to teach Muscogee Creek and Cherokee students how to animate traditional stories. Most of this work is created in the Cherokee Language. He has spent many years working on projects that will expand the use of Cherokee language in technology and the Arts. Erb teaches at University of Missouri teaching Digital Storytelling and Animation.