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Savage

Directed by Lisa Jackson
Canada, 2009 (fiction, 6 minutes, colour, Cree)
Video (Lisa Jackson, Filmmaker) [Cree]

Film Description:
"It's late summer, the 1950s, and a young native girl is on her way to residential school. A Cree woman in her kitchen sings a lullaby in her native language. When the girl arrives at her destination, she undergoes a transformation that turns the woman's gentle voice into a howl of anger and pain. Once installed in the residential school, life is stern and there aren't many chances to be a kid... except when no one is watching. This award-winning short drama comes out of a project called 'The Embargo Collective,' a project of Toronto's imagineNATIVE Festival. A group of seven international indigenous filmmakers interested in collaboration and open to artistic challenge were brought together and asked to construct a set of obstructions that would encourage each of them to push their creative boundaries in making a short film. Two common principles prevailed: the theme was Patience and the films were to contain no spoken English. Documentary filmmaker Lisa Jackson was asked to create a musical that would include heavy metal, set decoration, and include both actors and non-actors. Savage is the result."
-- WorldCat (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Lisa Jackson
Produced by: Lori Lozinski, Lauren Grant
Principal Cast: Ta'kaiya Blaney, Skeena Reece
Cinematography: Bob Aschmann
Film Editing: Hart Snider, Brendan Woollard
Music: Rodrigo Caballero
Production Company: Violator Films, Clique Pictures
(sources)

Award won by Savage


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