To celebrate Pride Month, Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to an exceptional online talk with Canadian cartoonist and animator of Abenaki descent, Diane Obomsawin, alias Obom, on Thursday, June 3 at 9 p.m., in partnership with La Cinémathèque québécoise, Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation de Montréal and the National Film Board of Canada.
Diane Obomsawin is a multi-faceted artist who works with painting, illustration, comics and animation. She published a lot of comics with Drawn & Quarterly and l’Oie de Cravan. She has directed several animated films as an independent filmmaker and five author works in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada, including the highly acclaimed Here and There, Kaspar and I Like Girls, which won many awards in international festivals. For some years now, she has also been working on installations, which allow her to anchor her myths and dreamlike visions in time and space in a different way.
Over the years, Diane Obomsawin has created a very singular, poetic and often whimsical style, imbued with humour, humanity and gravity. She puts into images stories inspired by her dreams and narratives fed by her personal history.
Films – Duration: 39 min – Available 24h
MA RENCONTRE AVEC MARIANNE FAITHFULL ET UN ENFANT ORIGNIAL
1995 – 1 mn
Final year student film of Diane Obomsawin at Concordia University
2002 – 8 min – Production ONF
At the office, tempers flare as two coworkers who are sitting dangerously close find themselves bumping elbows and spilling ink.
HERE AND THERE
2006 – 9 min – Production ONF
Diane Obomsawin shows how childhood can be a chaotic time, especially if you’re bouncing back and forth between two continents.
2009 – 3 min – Production ONF
Diane Obomsawin’s whimsical animated short follows medicine man Walk-in-the-forest on a walk in the woods that leads to the discovery of an intriguing secret world.
TRAILER OF THE 36 EDITION OF CARROUSEL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE RIMOUSKI
2018 – 32s
KASPAR (INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF KASPAR HAUSER)
2012 – 8 min – Production ONF
Based on the story of Kaspar Hauser, the famous 19th century orphan who has inspired countless artists. Kaspar, a young man who discovers life – and light – after spending his entire life in a dark cave with a small wooden horse as only company.
TRAILER OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CINÉMATHÈQUE QUÉBÉCOISE
2013 – 40s
I LIKE GIRLS
2016 – 8 min – Production ONF
Four women reveal the nitty-gritty about their first loves, sharing funny and intimate tales of one-sided infatuation, mutual attraction, erotic moments, and fumbling attempts at sexual expression.
THE ORGAN EATER
2019 – 1mn 19
This ogre adores organs