Toronto International Film Festival: Future Projections 2011
Buffalo Days by Peter Lynch
September 8 to 18, 2011
Thorsell Spirit House
A multichannel video installation, created by one of Canada’s most celebrated filmmakers, Peter Lynch’s Buffalo Days examines the devastating impact of Europeans on native cultures. In place of an inherently organic system, Europeans substituted one of complete control, driving out or eliminating wildlife—especially buffalo—and people unable to conform.