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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2010 - 18.31 July

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Category: Edition 2010


This animated short, inspired by the Mi’kmaq legend The Stone Canoe explores aboriginal humour. We follow Little Thunder as he reluctantly leaves his family and sets out on a canoe trip to become a man.



Questo cortometraggio animato, ispirato alla leggenda Mi'kmaq, La Canoa di Pietra, esplora l’umorismo aborigeno. Seguiamo Little Thunder mentre lascia a malincuore la sua famiglia e parte per un viaggio in canoa per diventare uomo.


Category Official Competition
Section Elements +3
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 2' 59''
Production Year 2009
Nationality Canada
Directed by Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy
Screenplay Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy
Script Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy
Animation Paton Francis
Sound Jamie Alcorn, Nance Ackerman
Music Jamie Alcorn, Nance Ackerman
Produced by Annette Clarke

little thunder reg 1Nance Ackerman
Nance Ackerman is a documentary photographer and filmmaker of Mohawk heritage. Her photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Canadian Geographic, the New York Times and the Globe and Mail, and have been exhibited at the McCord Museum in Montreal and the Aperture Foundation in New York. In 2005 she began directing the multi-award winning National Film Board documentary COTTONLAND, examining the issues surrounding post-industrial malaise, addiction and dependence. This is Ackerman’s third collaboration with Alan Syliboy.


Nance Ackerman
Nance Ackerman è una fotografa documentarista e regista di origine Mohawk. Le sue fotografie sono apparse su Time, Newsweek, Canadian Geographic, il New York Times, il Globe and Mail, e sono state esposte al Museo McCord di Montreal e alla Aperture Foundation di New York. Nel 2005 inizia a dirigere il pluripremiato documentario del National Film Board COTTONLAND, che prende in esame le questioni relative al malessere post-industriale e alle dipendenze. Questa è la terza collaborazione della Ackerman con Alan Syliboy.


little thunder reg 2Alan Syliboy
Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy lives on the Millbrook First Nation reserve in Nova Scotia. Syliboy uses the indigenous Mi’kmaq petroglyph traditions for inspiration and developed his own artistic vocabulary out of those forms. His art is exhibited locally and internationally, and can be found in numerous private and public collections, including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Art Collection of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, and the Innu Nation. His other film work includes MUINISKW, an animation special for CBC.


Alan Syliboy
L’artista mi'kmaq Alan Syliboy vive nella riserva Millbrook First Nation in Nuova Scozia, Canada. Syliboy usa la tradizione delle incisioni rupestri mi'kmaq come ispirazione e ha sviluppato un proprio vocabolario artistico partendo da quelle forme. I suoi lavori sono esposti in gallerie nazionali e internazionali e possono essere trovati in collezioni private e pubbliche, tra cui la Galleria d'Arte della Nuova Scozia, la Collezione d'Arte del Dipartimento degli Indiani e degli Affari del Nord, e la Nazione Innu. Ha diretto inoltre il film MUINISKW, uno special animato per la CBC.


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