Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes)

Director: Amanda Strong
2018 | Canada | 19m

Based on the work of Indigenous musician-writer-poet Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, this beautiful stop motion animation, which played at the Toronto International Film Festival, follows a non-binary Indigenous youth and a ten-thousand-year-old shapeshifter as they set out to harvest sap from sugar maples in Ontario.