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Poetic and sensual, Butte unfolds over the course of a day, marking the progression of time at four key points - sunrise, mid-day, late afternoon, and sundown. Filmed in Southern Alberta on the plains and ancestral grounds of the Blood Reserve, the camera instinctively accentuates the dancer-choreographer Byron Chief-Moon's deep connection to the land. The film captures images of nature and the connectiveness with the land - undulating waves of wild grass, the slow passage of clouds, pastoral woodland thicket, and streams. The body as landscape is the central image, where the flesh, bone and muscle become synonymous with the land.

Awards and mentions
Meilleur court métrage, meilleure photographie
Festival Présence autochtone
Montréal
2007
2007
Canada
5:40
Original language
No dialogue

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Credits

Direction
Marlene Millar
Philip Szporer
Dancers
Byron Chief-Moon
Choregraphy
Byron Chief-Moon
Cinematography
Michael Wees
Editing
Dexter X
Music
Nicolas Basque
Sound Design
Nicolas Basque
Set Photographer
Michael Wees
Online Editing
Francis Hanneman
Vocal
Raymond Many-Bears
Gretta Many-Bears
Production
Mouvement perpétuel
Marlene Millar
Philip Szporer

Technical information

Color
Color
Image format
4:3
Sound
Stereo
Shooting format
16 mm

Documentation

Images
Keywords
Earth, Sun, Nature, Forest, Fire, Ritual