TV Series | 39 Episodes | Episode Runtime: 22 min
Sedna, Empress of the Sea (1 x 85')
Award-Winning 2D Animation Musical Feature Film
A Tribute to Over 150,000 Indigenous People Who Were Forced Into Residential Schools
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SEDNA, EMPRESS OF THE SEA (1 x 85′) is inspired by stories that writer, director, producer Jerry Thevenet’s grandmother told him as a young boy. The film reimagines these stories to weave a modern tale that has been loosely inspired by one of the most compelling Indigenous legends of all time.
FILM SYNOPSIS: A courageous young Inuit girl, Sedna is kidnapped by a duplicitous raven and held captive on a dark and secluded island. Escaping on kayak, Sedna falls into the frigid arctic waters and magically transforms into a mermaid-like goddess– the ruler of the sea. To Sedna, this newfound responsibility is a burden and a distraction, she just wants to go home to her family. With some help from the sea animals and a quirky two-spirited, friend named Kay, Sedna breaks the strings that bind and is, at last, able to choose her own destiny. This special animation film is a light-hearted, action-adventure musical that uses comedy, metaphors and allegory to introduce young people to the concept of residential schools and their impact on Indigenous children and families. Sedna is also appropriate for younger audiences, with a guardian, and is fun for the whole family. THEMES: Elder knowledge, arctic folklore, cultural appreciation, identifying danger, dealing with bullies, family, impacts of residential school, friendship, teamwork.
SEDNA, EMPRESS OF THE SEA (1 x 85′) is Canada’s first Indigenous Award-Winning Animated Feature Film that was produced and financed with the support of Telefilm Canada. Born in NunatuKavut, Thevenet’s company JerryCo Animation is North America’s first Indigenous-owned and operated animation studio. Committed to the preservation of Indigenous languages and cultures, all of JerryCo’s productions feature Indigenous characters, settings and languages.
The award-winning soundtrack is produced by Paul Baraka, Music Composer, Sound Designer and F/X Supervisor on the film.
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