Featured Member Works: Dianne Ouellette – “december”
“december” is one woman’s journey into herself and an embrace of her life.
December is a personal reflection on aging. The film is a passage of time filled with memories and reflections upon turning thirty. The film, ‘december’, is optically printed from various super 8 and 16 mm film stocks to 16 mm film. This combination gives the film a grainy but beautiful texture that gives a sense of nostalgia, and a feel that is well matched by the soundscape created by Robert Lokinger.
Length: 11:30 minutes Genre: Experimental Format: 16mm Original Format: 16mm Optical printed to 16mm Year Completed: 1998
Financial Participants: Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative
Dianne Ouellette is an independent Métis filmmaker and presently an MFA (Media Production) candidate at the University of Regina. In the last 25 years she has been focusing her lens on family, history, and identity. Her films have been screened and awarded with national, and international recognition.
As part of her current research she shares personal and inherited stories, along with filming and photographing animals and land interactions. Her MFA project, an artist book and short film, nurtures knowledge in an exploration of her identity, and spiritual connection with more-than-human beings. Through a decolonizing lens, she honours her family and ancestor’s traumatic history by giving them voice.
Dianne works full-time as a Communications Specialist and is also, a sessional instructor, writer, and curator.