© Alisi Telengut, Nutag-Homeland, 2016
“Nutag-Homeland” by Alisi Telengut
at the Sundance film festival
Vidéographe is proud to announce that Nutag – Homeland by Alisi Telengut will be presented in competition in the short animated selection at the 32nd Sundance Film Festival which will take place from January 19 to 29, 2017.
Nutag – Homeland is a non-narrative hand-painted visual poem and surrealist requiem for the Kalmyk people that were mass-deported by USSR during WWII and half of them died before they were allowed to return home. The film manifests itself as an archetype with frame by frame hand painted imagery, bringing back an example of human history on the eternal theme of diaspora and the loss of homeland, but more importantly, by referencing to the past and the lost, it poses a critical resistance to the current social political situations in the world.
Nutag-Homeland has already won awards at the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival and at the San Giò Verona Video Festival and has been presented in more than 25 festivals.
Born in 1989, Alisi Telengut, is an artist and filmmaker currently based in Montreal. She creates animation frame by frame under the camera, with painting as the medium, to generate movement and explore hand-made and painterly visuals for her films. She is interested in the notions of visual poetry, lyrical representations of memory, and experimental ethnography. Her recent films received awards at the 24th Stockholm International Film Festival, the 36th and Canada International Film Festival. In addition to being screened at TIFF, Cannes (Talent tout court program), ZINEBI, and various worldwide film venues and exhibitions, these films have also contributed to enthnographic, ethnocultural and archaeological research archives. Alisi Telengut – Cargo collective
Alisi Telengut’s work are distributed by Vidéographe and integrated to its collection.