"Based on the ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia, the film explores the indigenous worldview and wisdom: Nature is the homeland of human being, Tengri is the deity and the father sky, Earth is the mother with rivers nourishing all beings, pagan and pantheist gods co-exist with all mortals.
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."
Title: The Fourfold
Length: 7 min
Country of Origin: Canada
Completion Date: 2020
Director: Alisi Telengut
About the director, Alisi Telengut
Alisi Telengut (1989) is a visual artist, filmmaker and animator currently based in Montreal, Quebec. 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 20th Reel Asian, 24th Stockholm Film Festival, the 36th and the 37th
Montreal World Film Festival, and Canada International Film Festival. In addition to being selected at Sundance, TIFF, Cannes (Talent tout court), Slamdance, Festival du nouveau cinéma, Edinburgh, ZINEBI and various worldwide film venues and exhibitions as animation and moving image artworks, these films have also contributed to ethnographic, ethnocultural and archaeological research archives.