Emergency Broadcast
Emergency Broadcast
Original Title:Emergency Broadcast
Director(s): Pixie Cram
Year of Production:2017
Screening Format:DIGITAL
Running Time:06:58
Techniques:Animated Objects

Built at the height of the Cold War to withstand a five-megaton nuclear assault, the Diefenbunker is a massive underground, four-story, 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, this stop-animation film depicts the beginnings of a nuclear war.

Pixie Cram
About Pixie Cram
Pixie Cram creates fiction and stop-animation 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. Recent commissions include a video portrait of Philip Monk, recipient of a Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts, and a hand-processed film for the 10th anniversary of the Toronto 8fest. Cram was the 2017 artist-in-residence at the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. On top of her own art practice, she works as a freelance director, cinematographer, and editor. Click here to view the director's website.