March 29, 2022
Feminist Media Histories published an essay by Matthew Harrison Tedford in its most recent issue on decolonial feminisms, edited by Debashree Mukherjee and Pavitra Sundar. The essay, "Is a Non-Capitalist World Imaginable? Embodied Practices and Slipstream Potentials in Amanda Strong’s Biidaaban," analyzes Michif artist Amanda Strong's stop-motion film about urban syrup making Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes) (2018). Biidaaban is set in a world ravaged by environmental destruction and state oppression (that is to say, a more or less realistic world), but it rejects nihilism and despondency. Matthew's essay examines how embodied practices—from syrup making to stop-motion animating—can create new, more just worlds.