A Paddle and A Compass
Shani Mootoo and Wendy Oberlander
1992, 09:10 minutes, colour, English
This collaborative video shot at a glacial lake in the Rocky Mountains, features a "dialogue" between two women friends who explore their relationship to the natural environment as influenced by their different cultural backgrounds. Through the layering of meditative images of canoeing, this video evokes a subtle examination of race, gender and privilege: how do we enter into this landscape, as residents, immigrants tourists and adventurers.
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