Aboriginal stories told through animation
Aboriginal stories told through animation

When it comes to passing on indigenous stories, Doug Cuthland and Randy Morin say using stop-motion animation can tap into younger generations. Cuthland added that through animation, bringing in the special effects needed to tell many indigenous stories is much more affordable. "I think animation

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