Official Selection

The Fourfold

Canada 2020
Duration: 07:14
Directed by: Alisi Telengut
Screenplay: Alisi Telengut
Production/School: Alisi Telengut, The film was supported by Main Film, Cinémathèque québécoise, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Animated Image Society-TAIS, National Film Board of Canada-Filmmaker Assistance program (NFB - FAP)
Dialogue language: Mongolian

Based on the ancient shamanic rituals and animistic beliefs in Mongolia and Siberia, the film explores the indigenous worldview and wisdom: Nature is the homeland of human being, Tengri is the deity and the father sky, Earth is the mother with rivers nourishing all beings, pagan and pantheist gods co-exist with all mortals. Against the backdrop of the modern existential crisis and the human-induced rapid environmental change, there is a necessity to reconsider and reclaim the ideas of animism for planetary health and non-human materialities.


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