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Hipster Headdress

Hipster Headdress

| 40 s
Naked Island
Naked Island
2017 15 films

Produced by the National Film Board, Naked Island brings together some of Canada’s most talented animators in a series of 14 super-short and incisive films that expose the dark underbelly of modern-day society. Blending the art of animation with the format of advertising, these filmmakers use wit and satire to address topics from global warming to politics to our obsession with technology. Ranging from Oscar® winners and nominees to emerging talent in animation and fine arts, these filmmakers make bold statements in a variety of styles to create ultimate anti-advertisements that encourage us to stop and think.


This ultra-short film is an unapologetic confrontation of cultural appropriation and everything that's wrong with hipsters in headdresses. The takeaway? Just don't do it.

  • director
    Amanda Strong
  • animator
    Amanda Strong
  • sound design
  • technical co-ordination
    Steve Hallé
    Candice Desormeaux
  • administration
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Stéphanie Lalonde
    Dominique Forget
  • associate producer
    Jon Montes
  • producer
    Jelena Popovic
    Maral Mohammadian
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima


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Ages 12 to 18

Indigenous Studies - History/Politics
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
Indigenous Studies - Issues and Contemporary Challenges

This short animated film features the topic of cultural appropriation.

This film can activate further research, discussion and projects related to cultural appropriation/appreciation/incorporation. Students can be prompted to develop a deeper understanding of the significance of cultural regalia and cultural items specific to diverse nations. Research the impact of the Indian Act on First Nations in relation to banning and confiscating traditional regalia, ceremony, song and dance, and cultural artifacts. Students can uncover the need for Indigenous communities to repatriate their cultural items and way of life. What actions can individuals, communities and society take to support repatriation and reconciliation?

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