Mobilize

Caroline Monnet

2015 | 00:03:00 | Canada | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | 16mm film

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Found Footage, Indigenous

Guided expertly by those who live on the land and driven by the pulse of the natural world, Mobilize takes us on an exhilarating journey from the far north to the urban south. Over every landscape, in all conditions, everyday life flows with strength, skill and extreme competence. Hands swiftly thread sinew through snowshoes. Axes expertly peel birch bark to make a canoe. A master paddler navigates icy white waters. In the city, Mohawk ironworkers stroll across steel girders, almost touching the sky, and a young woman asserts her place among the towers. The fearless polar punk rhythms of Tanya Tagaq’s Uja underscore the perpetual negotiation between the modern and traditional by a people always moving forward.

 Mobilize is part of Souvenir, a four-film series commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada to address Aboriginal identity and representation by reworking material in the NFB’s archives.

This title is also available on the compilation What Was Always Yours and Never Lost.

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Prizes + Awards

Best experimental - Yorkton Film Fest, RVCQ

Premiere

Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2015

Exhibitions + Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

Palm Springs Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada

Internationales Kurzfilm Festival, Hamburg, Germany