Little Thunder

 

   For its vivacity, humour and its light, impulsive brushstrokes sketching playful figures, and for the stone canoe carried off like a leaf in the eternal currents of the Mi'kmaq legend which this film brings to life..."

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This animated short, inspired by the Mi'kmaq legend The Stone Canoe, explores Aboriginal humour. We follow Little Thunder as he reluctantly leaves his family and sets out on a cross-country canoe trip to become a man. Paton Francis brilliantly animates the work of renowned Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy.

 

Director: Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy

Producer: Annette Clarke

Animation: Paton Francis

Original Music: Nance Ackerman, Jamie Alexander Alcorn

Executive Producer: Kent Martin

 

Watch: https://www.nfb.ca/film/vistas_little_thunder