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  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Sept 12-17, 2017

Hands to the Sky

Animation, United States, 2016, 4 min, Color

About the Film

The experimental stop motion animation Hands to the Sky follows the fallout from oil extraction around the Tar Sands and Great Lakes in North America and transforms into healing through an Anishinaabe worldview.

Great Lakes connection:

The waters featured in the animation are the Great Lakes.

Cast & Crew:

Director: Elizabeth LaPensée
Animator: Elizabeth LaPensée

Director Bio:

Elizabeth LaPensée, Ph.D. is an award-winning writer, designer, and artist of games, comics, transmedia, and animation. She is Anishinaabe, Métis, and Irish, living near the Great Lakes as an Assistant Professor of Media & Information and Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures at Michigan State University.


imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
October 10, 2016
International Premiere

Buy Tickets

to the Shorts program Native American Voices


Sunday, September 17, 1:00pm
Soo Theatre

In the Native American Voices shorts program

Not rated
4 min
Country of Origin: United States

Check out the trailer

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