"Nothing is eternal but the Earth and the mountains.”
Directed by accomplished animation director Áron Gauder (Annecy Cristal Award), Four Souls of Coyote is billed as an epic adventure tale of the Native American creation myth. Through a unique re-telling of the creation of the universe, the film highlights the increasingly pressing need to live in harmony with the environment before it is too late.
Set in the present day, Native American protesters confront the crew of an oil pipeline project, just down the hill from the land of their ancestors. The grandfather evokes the ancient tale of their Creation myth, reminding all of us that the challenges facing humanity are universal, and that we need to find our place in the great circle of creatures.
We are slowly destroying Earth because we humans think we are special. Native populations have always known that we are just a small part of creation. The story is about our shared responsibility for each other and Earth.
Through adventures filled with animals, magic, hunger, greed and the sacred circle of all creations, the story gives us hope that it is not too late to correct course. It is the last minute to save us on Earth.
The rich culture of the Native American people has remained largely unexplored in the world of film and animation, and most films are not based on the authentic cultural heritage of the people. Their culture itself is very close to nature and all living creatures; their morals and wisdom are similar to modern environmental and green movements. We want to bring this rich, magical and powerful knowledge to audiences in a new and fresh way.
Animated feature film, 100 minutes
Target audience: 9-99
Genre: animation, adventure
Shooting format: 2D animation