Amanda Dawn Christie


Knowledge of Good and Evil
Vancouver, BC, Canada  2005
1:25 min, 51 feet (15.5 metres)
16mm colour, silent

Knowledge of Good and Evil is an abstract exploration of the tension surrounding women and stereotypical representations of their knowledge.  This film was created from footage shot at Phil Hoffman's independent imaging retreat (aka "the film farm") in Ontario as well as from footage shot in Vancouver (where I had given myself the challenge of shooting 100 feet of film every month). All of the footage was hand-processed, and some of it was contact printed by hand and treated in baths of potassium ferricyanide. The final film was created through various optical printing techniques.

Production Credits
Amanda Dawn Christie

Screening History
2005  “Render All” Video In Studios, Van. BC, Canada
2005  “Late Night Film Empoirium #1” Cineworks, Van. BC Canada
2006  “AFCOOP Annual Screening”  Halifax, NS, Canada
2006  “6 Less than 10: 1 more than 3 – four new films by CJ Brabant and A D Christie” Pacific Cinematheque, Van. BC Canada;
2007 “Litmus Test” Pacific Cinematheque Van. BC, Canada
2008 “Optical Allusions” Pacific Cinematheque Van, BC, Canada

2009 "Dividing Roadmaps by Timezones", Canadian Film Institute, Ottawa, Canada
2009 "Dividing Roadmaps by Timezones", Vogue Cinema, Sackville, Canada
2010 "Dividing Roadmaps by Timezones", HIFF, Halifax, Canada
2010 "Dividing Roadmaps by Timezones", Winnipeg Cinematheque, Canada

Lightcone (Paris, FR)
Canadian Filmmaker's Distribution Centre (Toronto, CA)




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