Dead Ducks| 19mins
Director: Brenda Longfellow | Producer: Brenda Longfellow
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: Canada
DEAD DUCKS is a dark operatic short inspired by the true story of the 1600 ducks who landed on the Syncrude tailing pond in the Alberta tar sands during their spring migration in 2008 and perished in a mass of toxic bitumen. Weaving an innovative mix of fictionalized enactment, stunning animation, documentary footage and a gorgeous orchestral score, DEAD DUCKS explores the complex collision of oil culture with the natural world.