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Canadian and Russian Animation on Northern Aboriginal Folklore

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Canadian and Russian Animation on Northern Aboriginal Folklore

Korniakova, Elena (2014) Canadian and Russian Animation on Northern Aboriginal Folklore. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Aboriginal legends depict the relationships between humans and nature as deeply symbolic and intertwined. When adapted to films by non-Aboriginal filmmakers, these legends are often interpreted in ways which modify human-nature relationships experienced by Aboriginal peoples. I explore such modifications by looking at Canadian and Russian ethnographic animation based on Northern Aboriginal folklore of the two countries. In my thesis, I concentrate on the analysis of ethno-historical and cinematic traditions of Canada and Russia. I also explore the Canadian and Russian conventions of animated folktales and compare ethnographic animation produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm. The research findings and personal interviews with Canadian and Russian filmmakers contribute to the development of an essay film The Raven, which exemplifies my own creative take on the subject matter.

Divisions:Concordia University > School of Graduate Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Korniakova, Elena
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Individualized Program
Date:September 2014
Thesis Supervisor(s):Rist, Peter and Lamarre, Louise and Watson, Mark
Keywords:ethnographic animation, Canadian and Russian film, Northern Aboriginal folklore
ID Code:979038
Deposited By: ELENA KORNIAKOVA
Deposited On:07 Nov 2014 16:42
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:48
Additional Information:Complementary video content available from this youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAkEHoPYtG0
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