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Assembly is an experimental short inspired by the NFB's Studio D filmmakers. Dedicated to the memory of Kathleen Shannon, it features a rhythmic soundscape and paint-on-glass animation.

A flatbed editing table is snapped on. A woman’s hands reach in and out of the frame, cutting and editing a reel of film. She splices, scrubs, rewinds and rolls the sound and images. Fragments of animated archival footage flash across the screen: women walking in chains, protesting with placards, speaking at podiums. We hear bursts of words and the percussive whir and click of the Steenbeck—until a “message” is finally revealed.

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  • VroomFondle

    “That was very well done in the tradition of the Canadian demacracy movement. Bravo! Bravo! ” — VroomFondle, 2 Mar 2013


    “Message heard and seen!” — PAMCGOLDRICK, 1 Mar 2013

  • KarinLisaAtkinson

    “I enjoyed this film very much. Thank you for creating it and presenting to the world to see.” — KarinLisaAtkinson, 1 Mar 2013

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Film Credits

Jenn Strom
Jenn Strom
Jenn Strom
Tracey Friesen
hand painted animation
Jenn Strom
original score
Gordon Cobb
sound design
Gordon Cobb
director of photography
Kim MacNaughton
Sylvia Mezei
executive producer
Tracey Friesen

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