THE TRANSFORMATION PROJECT: To Cast A Shadow by Brescia Nember Reid and Hannah Dez of Drawing With Knives Shadows

Shadow puppetry & paper-cut-outs based experimental short film.

Weaving together a multitude of imagery to touch on multifaceted relationships – with “nature”, queer/2s brilliance, friendship & chosen fam, family, community goals and everything else that speaks to heart and mind. Dreaming futures of care/interdependence/mutual respect/reciprocity for all our relations & those to come. All with a Lullaby soundscape.

Drawing With Knives Shadows is a non-static collaboration based in Tkaronto (Toronto). This work was created in Tkaronto (Toronto) in the Great Lakes basin, on occupied traditional lands of Haudenausonee & Anishnaabe nations, Wendat & Petun.This city is home to many Indigenous peoples, including First Nations, Inuit, and Métis folks. Nothing is unrelated to this, and nothing is enough but returning land and power.

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Language: English with English subtitles. To Cast A Shadow was commissioned by Nightwood Theatre for the national Transformations project, hosted by the National Arts Centre of Canada. This project features work from some of Canada’s most innovative artists in video, audio and text. It is a response to a provocation by Canadian playwright David Yee, who asked everyone: “What would it take to transform our society for the betterment of all?”

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