The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum invites you to join them for the premiere of a new short film by Pixie Cram, the Museum’s 2017 Artist-in-Residence.
Inspired by the objects, rooms and spaces in the Diefenbunker, Pixie has created a film that imagines a nuclear fall-out scenario, using stop-motion animation. Pixie has explored the theme of war in her previous films, The Factory of Light (2007) and Joan (2016), and in Pragmatopia, a 45 minute fiction film currently in post-production. She became passionate about the nuclear issue after seeing the NFB short, If You Love this Planet, as a child. In the film, Dr. Helen Caldicott explains the realities of nuclear war as we see images of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Optional guided tours of the Museum: 6 pm
Artist talk followed by the screening and opening celebration: 7 pm
Space is limited – please reserve your tickets by July 16th: PixieCram@eventbrite.ca
About the Artist
Pixie Cram is a filmmaker currently based in Hull, Quebec. Her work includes fiction, animation, documentary, and installation. Pixie studied theatre performance and playwrighting at Concordia University in Montreal before taking up filmmaking. She is co-founder of the Windows Collective, a group devoted to the creation and exhibition of experimental works using film. On top of her own art practice she works as a freelance director, editor and cinematographer.
About the Program
Established in 2014, the Diefenbunker Artist-in-Residence Program fosters connections between the Museum, local artists, and the wider Ottawa community through the creation and presentation of art inspired by this National Historic Site and its history.
For more information contact Megan Lafrenière at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-839-0007 x227.