16mm Ektachrome | color | 2016 | 11 min.

 

she looks at the corner of the room, the sounds of insects and birds chirping. wasp body floats in the water, full of shadows and plant debris fallen from the sky. follow the grain of the wood with the blade of the axe, making a sound for punctuation. to live your own life, to have your own reasons and faith in them: she looks at you with the bells chiming, she says, foxes, wolves, bears, they are all different in the wild. 

                         Sophia Bartholomew, A sound for Punctuation, http://thisispublicparking.com/posts/a-sound-for-punctuation

 

Baba Dana Talks To The Wolves is an impressionistic portrait of Baba Dana, an 85 year-old Bulgarian woman who has chosen to spend her life on a mountain, away from people and cities, in Zelenikovsky Monastery in Bulgaria. ​

 

cinematography & 16mm hand-processing

Erin Weisgerber & Ralitsa Doncheva​

 

sound design & mix

Harris Shper

 

Made with assistance from:

The National Film Board of Canada, RIDM Talent Lab, SSHRC & FRQSC graduate fellowships.