The "Gift"

Terril Calder

Canada, Animation, 2011
2 min, HD, Color
English


The "Gift" interrogates why the European settlers gave the native people blankets with diseases on them, and if they did it on purpose. This issue has been resurrected for debate in an attempt to discredit the use of smallpox blankets as a myth. The history of quite a few tribes was lost during this time because so many people fell sick and died. As a result, the woolen blanket represents all of the broken promises that are interwoven in native history. Using a very minimalist style, this animated short leaves a lasting impression. The "Gift" had its world premiere at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.


US Premiere

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Terril Calder is a Métis artist, born in Fort Frances, Ontario. She attended the Fine Arts program at the University of Manitoba as a drawing major with a focus on performance art. After receiving additional training in computer animation, she decided to explore the fusion of various disciplines which now manifests itself in her film work.


Producer: Terril Calder
Screenwriter: Terril Calder
Cinematographer: Terril Calder
Editor: Terril Calder
Cast: Terril Calder (voice)

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