350 MYA

Director: Terra Long

Saturday Mar 25th

  • 16mm
  • Toronto
  • 2016
  • 4:55

In Terra Long's 350 MYA, a sheet whips before the camera, shaped by the same wind that forms the rigid, undulating lines of sand below it as the film conjures the continued presence of the now-vanished Rheic Ocean in the Tafilalet region of the arid Sahara Desert.

Terra Long is an independent filmmaker and educator. She creates tapestry like works that draw on personal narrative, history, and the spaces between the real and the imaginary. Currently, she is the Special Projects Coordinator at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) where she contributes to a suite of dynamic community and education initiatives. She holds a double major BFA in film production and women’s studies from Concordia University and has recently completed the MFA in film production at York University. Her works have screened at festivals and micro cinemas all over the world including the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Club eX in Korea, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Anthology Film Archives in New York City, and in curated Canadian programs at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Oberhausen Film Festival, and Images Festival in her hometown of Toronto.