four souls

Four Souls of Coyote

Directed by Aron Gauder
Hungary | 2023 | Narrative
106 minutes

Billed as an epic adventure based on a Native American creation myth, this gorgeously animated film highlights the increasingly pressing need to live in harmony with the environment before it is too late. Set in the present day, Native Americans confront the crew of an oil pipeline project, just down the hill from the land of their ancestors. The grandfather evokes the ancient tale of their creation myth, reminding all of us that the challenges facing humanity are universal, and we need to find our place in the great circle of creatures. Through adventures filled with animals, magic, hunger, greed, and the sacred circle of all creations, the story gives us hope that humans can correct our course and preserve our species' existence on Earth. The film is filled with messages about sustainability and shared responsibility, authentic Native American music and songs. Director Aron Gauder’s first animated feature “The District” screened in the 2004 St. Louis International Film Festival.