New Animated Film for Belonging In Unceded Territory

We are thrilled to share this new animated film for the CMS research project, Belonging in Unceded Territory. This beautiful film, which was produced by Sebastian Hill-Esbrand and features the artwork and voices of a number of Indigenous and settler community collaborators, distills the themes and questions of the Belonging project. The substance of the film’s narrative comes from talking circles and interviews conducted in the project’s first phase. We are deeply grateful to the many participants who shared their reflections and experiences with CMS and Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House collaborators.

Niis Miou / Travis Angus
Kinwa Bluesky
Antje Ellermann
Jennifer Gray-Grant
Jessica Seegerts
Gloria Tsui
Susan Liu Woronko
Ancel Xiaoyu Zhu

Producer: Sebastian Hill-Esbrand
Post Production: Spencer Browne
Illustrator: Emily Chou
Illustrator: Charlene Johnny

Voiceover Artists:
Niis Miou / Travis Angus
Frankie Warren
Beth Anthony
Kinwa Bluesky

This project is a collaboration of the UBC Centre for Migration Studies, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, ISSofBC (Immigrant Services Society of BC) and AMSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC), with support from Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House. 

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.