Screening as part of the imagineaNATIVE festival, The Witching Hour Shorts Program features five short films ranging from a frightening SÃ¡mi folktale in EahpÃ¡raÅ¡, to the sci-fi thrills of The 6th World. Also playing in the program are the shorts NiiPii, Retaliation For A Greater Good, and Trapped.
Blending the tradition and spirituality of Native people with science fiction, director Nanobah Becker creates a new land with The 6th World. One of the more ambitious short films in The Witching Hour Shorts Program, just the style alone is enough to recommend this. Astronaut Tazbah Redhouse is aboard the first spaceship to colonize Mars. On the evening before she leaves, she has a dream that may reveal more important facts about her mission than she realizes. The interiors of the spaceship look great, but it’s the impressive visual effects that steal the show.
Also part of the program is Retaliation For A Greater Good, directed by Per-Josef Idivuoma. A man in black buys a suspicious book and is thrust into a trap brought on by the divided soul who sold it to him. A great blend of shadow, light, and colour highlight a story with an interesting twist.
Is The Witching Hour Shorts Program Essential imagineNATIVE Viewing?
Able to blend the traditional stories from their history with various film genres makes The Witching Hour Shorts Program a captivating experience. If that’s not enough to entice you, the screening is free, so there’s no reason why you should miss it.
The Witching Hour Shorts Program Screening Times
- Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
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