By Vernon Nickerson
Alisi Telengut’s animated film and Official Selection at Sundance 2021, “The Fourfold”, is a visual feast of nature, sound, color, and humans in animation. As soon as it opens in theaters post-pandemic, you can look forward to enjoying it on the big screen where it was born to be seen.
Based on the ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia, an exploration of the indigenous worldview and wisdom. Against the backdrop of the modern existential crisis and the human-induced rapid environmental change, there is a necessity to reclaim the ideas of animism for planetary health and non-human materialities.
Viewing this film gives one hope for a better year ahead. In the meantime, hopefully someone out there who has a home theater-sized flat screen will really enjoy “The Fourfold”!
“The Fourfold” has won awards for2020 Jury Award of Best Animation, Mammoth Lakes Film Festival and 2020 Jury Award, Cinécipo 9º Festival do Filme Insurgente, Brazil. Along with a 2021 Nomination for Best Short Film, Sundance Film Festival.
For more information and to follow “The Fourfold” please go here http://cargocollective.com/AlisiTelengut
The Fourfold (2020) excerpt/trailer from Alisi Telengut on Vimeo.
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