16mm film, 16 minutes, 1994.
Animator & Director: Ruth Hayes
Composer: Kasandra Woodring
Audio Mix: John Hawk
Reign of the Dog animates allegorical and documentary images, maps and text to explore and deconstruct the history of the conquest of the Americas. The film's canine spin derives from the Spanish fighting dogs introduced and first used against native resistance by Columbus in 1494.
-Seattle Art Museum Premiere, November 1994.
-Civil Disobediance Award, Humboldt International Film Festival.
-Second Prize, Athens International Film & Video Festival.
-Director's Citation, Black Maria Film & Video Festival.
-Alpha Cine Lab Award and Best of the Northwest Tour, Northwest Film & Video Festival.
Havana International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. "Anima Mundi", Rio de Janeiro. Ann Arbor Film Festival. San Antonio Cine Festival. Big Muddy Film Festival. Carolina Film & Video Festival. Seattle International Film Festival. Metropolitan Film Festival. "Festival de Libre Enganche", Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio. Albany International Short Film Festival. Rainy States Film Festival. Women in the Director's Chair Festival. Tercer Festival Internacional de Escuelas de Cine, Mexico. The Other America Film Festival, San Antonio.
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