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Produced by Hallie Sanclemente Morrison, Jordan Selander, and Corey Nunley (Chicago.)
"Essential Voyage: Indigenous Wisdom Will Save Us All" is a surreal, environmental short film based on true stories and real dreams of their process of “becoming indigenous” to the lands of the Ho-Chunk, Sioux, Potawatomi, Menominee, and many other Native peoples, as a first-generation Colombian-American. From dreams of antiquated stoves and hyper-individualism, to talking with plants and being denied travel for lacking an Earth Protection agenda, this film visualizes some of the ways that human and non-human beings are communicating with us to protect Mother Earth.
The film was created for the international group exhibition, "Cities of The Future: Living Together," hosted by the Association for Computing Machinery's Creativity & Cognition conference (virtual, 2021; Venice, Italy, 2022.)
Support for this film comes from the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission.
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An incredible hybrid event was hosted on Jan. 22, 2023, with 60+ participants tuning in from the US, Canada, and Ireland. Elginites had a special international perspective on the topic of "becoming indigenous" to our homelands, through the Q&A and a virtual engagement activity that took place. Endless thanks to the Creativity & Change community in Ireland for hosting.
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"Essential Voyage" was first represented with a trailer and poster at the 2021 ACM Creativity & Cognition virtual conference. The conference took place via Gather.Town, a video game-like platform that allows conference-goers to engage together in real-time, while viewing videos, presentations, exhibitions, demonstrations, and more.
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