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
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
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