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Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics

2021 19 min
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Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics charts a challenging journey for a precocious Métis baby girl as she contemplates her path to Hell.

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Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics


This film discusses topics of trauma and abuse. Viewer discretion is advised.

Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics dives deeply into the innate contrast between the Seven Deadly Sins (Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Pride and Envy) and the Seven Sacred Teachings (Love, Respect, Wisdom, Courage, Truth, Honesty and Humility), as embodied in the life of a precocious Métis baby. Brought to life by Terril Calder’s darkly beautiful stop-motion animation, her inner turmoil of abuse is laid bare with unflinching honesty. Convinced she’s soiled and destined for Hell, Baby Girl receives teachings that fill her with strength and pride, and affirm a path towards healing. Calder’s tour-de-force unearths a hauntingly familiar yet hopeful world that illuminates the bias of colonial systems
  • writer
    Terril Calder
  • director
    Terril Calder
  • producer
    Jelena Popovic
  • consulting producer
    Jason Ryle
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima
    Robert McLaughlin
  • cast
    Gail Maurice
    Kent McQuaid
    Lake Delisle
    Terril Calder
  • editor
    Jeff Barnaby
  • story consultant
    Darlene Naponse
  • design
    Terril Calder
  • animation
    Terril Calder
  • compositing
    Terril Calder
  • armatures
    Erik Goulet
  • puppets
    Terril Calder
  • sets
    Terril Calder
  • props
    Terril Calder
  • costumes
    Terril Calder
  • traditional costume
    Cassandra Cochrane
  • lighting consultant
    Nadya Kwandibens
  • 3D animation
    Zane Kozak
  • music composer
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • musician
    Kate Bevan-Baker
    François Jalbert
    Sheila Hannigan
  • music mix
    François Arbour
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • sound design
    Sacha Ratcliffe
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • foley assistant
    Rod Thibeault
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice recording
    Luc Léger
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
    Shelley Craig
  • technical director
    Éloi Champagne
  • animation technical specialist
    Randall Finnerty
  • online editor
    Serge Verreault
  • closing credits
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • technical coordinator
    Luc Binette
    Mira Mailhot
  • studio administrator
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • senior production coordinator
    Dominique Forget
  • studio coordinator
    Faisal Moula
  • marketing manager
    Judith Lessard-Bérubé
  • marketing coordinator
    Jolène Lessard
  • Anishinaabe syllabic chapter titles
    James Vukelich
  • Anishinaabemowin translation
    Margaret Pollock

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