Friend and collaborator of CAOS, and director of the animated project POOS, and CAOS’s Blackfoot Language Animation Project,
has been awarded an Honorary Recognition of Cultural Carriers by the Canada Council for the Arts. This distinction has been bestowed upon four people whose artistic and cultural endeavours further the use and promotion of Indigenous languages. Congratulations, Celestine.
CAOS in the Movies
How do you go on living when everything is taken from you in the blink of an eye? A true story of a young artist who confronts his inner demons while apprenticing with a northwest totem carver after the death of his beloved.
Tank, the eldest of eight siblings, grapples with the memory of the moment his family was torn apart. Foraging for survival alone in a forest, the children fear a dangerous force. But what lurks in the darkness is true evil.
Narrated by Corey Feldman.
After a heist gone wrong and a high-speed chase, this autobiographical account looks at Tank’s time spent as a young offender in a criminal institution. His experiences with beatings and torture at the hands of prison guards during a gruelling, unnerving six-months of involuntary segregation is explored.
How do you take back a story you didn’t know was yours? How do you move forward while embracing and understanding your past? Follow Rose the rabbit on a journey as she seeks her way back home.
A poetic and transformative journey of a young man’s physical, mental, and spiritual struggle to return to his son through the criminal justice system and the layers of colonization it represents.
Poos (Cat in Blackfoot) will be a Blackfoot language film by Celestine Twigg. This is an animatic, which is the storyboards matched up to the narration.
Using spray paint on a fence and garage where Aboriginal mother and grandmother Gloria Black Plume was brutally murdered in 1999, Cree artist Jesse Gouchey paints a large scale animation of a bluebird in flight.
What happens when a lazy bird makes a deal with a bear, and doesn’t keep his word? Find out in this short animation of a traditional Anishnabae story told by elder James Whitehawk.
A three-scene performance using a combination of theatre and dance to tell stories of discovery
Blackfoot Language Animation Residency
Both phases of the Blackfoot Language Animation Residency are complete!
Phase 1 covers basic vocabulary and was created by F.P. Walshe Grade 9 students with CAOS and Artistic Director Xstine Cook.
Phase 2 goes over beginner phrases and was animated by a group of selected animators.
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