Saturday, February 11, 2012
In Praise of the National Film Board: Part Two
A few weeks ago I brought you the short movie Wild Life, the sad story of an Englishman who wanted to be a cowboy in Alberta, courtesy of the National Film Board.
Since then I've learned that the movie, by Calgary filmmakers Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short.
Along with another in the same category, Dimanche / Sunday by Patrick Doyon.
It tells the story of a family in a Quebec town where the only factory has closed.
As seen through the eyes of a child...
Too bad only one of them can win eh?
The NFB: Explaining Canadians to Canadians. Defending the rights of women.
Making us all proud.
Tell the Cons to keep their filthy mitts off it.
Our little Canadian treasure...