Wagonburner

Wagonburner
Terrence Houle
Canada, 2003, 4:20 min.
Houle takes back the racist epithet "wagon burner," a common term that was used during his childhood in the Canadian Prairies. Houle exposes the foolishness of the term in a contemporary context, and draws a parallel to racism in general. Authority, revolution, tradition, and agency are enacted through the dance.