Director: Amanda Strong
Producers: Amanda Strong, Dusty Hagerud
Spider Woman and Thunderbird act as vessels, composing and carrying the story of an Indigenous youth named Thunder, navigating her way through a colonial flood. Spider Woman battles against an old Ghost Judge who frantically writes history from the side of oppression and displacement. The Ghost Judge fills the entire world with his writings and law.
This film asks: whose truth is real? What tactics do we use to decolonize, fight back and move forward? Driven by a haunting sound design, Flood is a hybrid of shadow puppetry, digital and stop-motion animation that pits truth against deception.
Amanda “Spotted Fawn” Strong is an Michif interdisciplinary artist with a focus on filmmaking, stop motion animations and media art. Currently based on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh, Coast Salish Nations also known as Vancouver, BC, Canada. Strong received a BAA in Interpretative Illustration and a Diploma in Applied Photography from the Sheridan Institute. With a cross-discipline focus, common themes of her work are reclamation of Indigenous histories, lineage, language and culture. Strong is the Owner/ Director/ Producer of Spotted Fawn Productions (SFP). Under her direction, SFP utilizes a multi-layered approach and unconventional methods that are centered in collaboration on all aspects of their work.