Charley Squash Goes to Town

Charley Squash Goes to Town

                                Charley Squash Goes to Town
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Released in 1969, this satirical short by Duke Redbird was the first animated film by an Indigenous director to be produced at the NFB. The film pokes gentle fun at Indigenous stereotypes and challenges the idea that Indigenous youth should seek to blend into mainstream society. Today, Duke Redbird is a prominent artist and scholar.

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  • director
    Duke Redbird
  • story
    Duke Redbird
  • design
    Duke Redbird
  • layout
    Yvon Mallette
  • animation
    Yvon Mallette
  • animation - assistance
    Marie-Claire Bérubé
  • animation photography
    Kjeld Nielsen
    Wayne Henwood
  • opticals
    Alexander Simard
  • sound editing
    Donald Douglas
    Les Halman
  • re-recording
    George Croll
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • narrator
    Isaac Beaulieu
  • song
    Alanis Obomsawin