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The Fourfold

A stop-motion animation about the Shamanic rituals of Siberia and Mongolia.
4/5

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Directed by Alisi Telengut, ‘The Fourfold’ is a short experimental animation that delves into Animism – a religious belief that objects, places, and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence. Showcased with stop-motion animation, the film gives viewers an insight into the rituals and practices of Shamanism in Siberia and Mongolia. A meticulously crafted film with breath-taking artistic imagery. The film is narrated in the Mongolian language with English subtitles.

The 7-minute documentary opens with an array of creative visuals, beautifully constructed in stop-motion to help convey the intriguing narrative. The film makes use of natural materials, such as plant-life, within the animation. We learn about Mother Earth, a living sentient being, and Father Sky – who provides us with our internal identity; consciousness, free will. The film teaches us about the practice of milk libation and how nature is the homeland to human beings.

‘The Fourfold’ may be a startling watch for the ill-informed of Animism, but you will certainly appreciate the remarkable creative effort gone into the production. Alisi Telengut has created a mesmerizing film with the intention to educate and inspire. The musical soundtrack is provided by Huun-Huur-Tu and the Bulgarian Voices Angelite. The audience may get lost following the foreign voice-over, but the core animation is captivating to watch. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

Based on the ancient shamanic rituals and animistic beliefs in Mongolia and Siberia, an exploration of the indigenous worldview and wisdom. With hand-crafted imagery, a testament of reclaiming animism for planetary health and non-human materialities.
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Credits

Director(s): Alisi Telengut
Writer(s): Alisi Telengut
Cast:
Producer(s): Alisi Telengut
Director of Photography: Alisi Telengut
Animation: Alisi Telengut

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Runtime: 8 min

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The Fourfold

A stop-motion animation about the Shamanic rituals of Siberia and Mongolia.
4/5

Review

Directed by Alisi Telengut, ‘The Fourfold’ is a short experimental animation that delves into Animism – a religious belief that objects, places, and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence. Showcased with stop-motion animation, the film gives viewers an insight into the rituals and practices of Shamanism in Siberia and Mongolia. A meticulously crafted film with breath-taking artistic imagery. The film is narrated in the Mongolian language with English subtitles.

The 7-minute documentary opens with an array of creative visuals, beautifully constructed in stop-motion to help convey the intriguing narrative. The film makes use of natural materials, such as plant-life, within the animation. We learn about Mother Earth, a living sentient being, and Father Sky – who provides us with our internal identity; consciousness, free will. The film teaches us about the practice of milk libation and how nature is the homeland to human beings.

‘The Fourfold’ may be a startling watch for the ill-informed of Animism, but you will certainly appreciate the remarkable creative effort gone into the production. Alisi Telengut has created a mesmerizing film with the intention to educate and inspire. The musical soundtrack is provided by Huun-Huur-Tu and the Bulgarian Voices Angelite. The audience may get lost following the foreign voice-over, but the core animation is captivating to watch. Highly recommended.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Based on the ancient shamanic rituals and animistic beliefs in Mongolia and Siberia, an exploration of the indigenous worldview and wisdom. With hand-crafted imagery, a testament of reclaiming animism for planetary health and non-human materialities.
The Fourfold Short Animation Film e1656012544578

Credits

Director(s): Alisi Telengut
Writer(s): Alisi Telengut
Cast:
Producer(s): Alisi Telengut
Director of Photography: Alisi Telengut
Animation: Alisi Telengut

Specifications

Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 8 min
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