Animation Canada 2017 English 0:06:58
Built at the height of the Cold War to withstand a five-megaton nuclear assault, the Diefenbunker is a massive underground, four-storey, 100,000-square-foot fortress designed and constructed entirely in secrecy in 1959. Inspired by the objects, rooms, and spaces of this Canadian Historic Site, the stop-animation film imagines the beginning of a nuclear war.
Pixie Cram is a filmmaker and animator who lives in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. She creates work on themes of nature, technology, and war. Her films have screened at festivals across North America and in Europe and have aired on CBC TV. On top of her own art practice, she works as a freelance director, cinematographer and editor.