Elbow Room

Elbow Room


                                    Elbow Room
| 8 min
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This animated short tackles the subjects of personal space, conflict and conflict resolution in the workplace. At the office, tempers flare as two coworkers who are sitting dangerously close find themselves bumping elbows and spilling ink. The film demonstrates four common approaches to interpersonal tensions: retreat, aggression, denial and - finally - negotiation.



This film is part of the ShowPeace series of lively animated films about conflict resolution. This series has received support from UNICEF and Justice Canada.

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Credits
  • story
    Diane Obomsawin
  • direction
    Diane Obomsawin
  • design
    Diane Obomsawin
  • animation
    Diane Obomsawin
  • digital imaging specialist
    Normand Gauthier
    Susan Gourley
  • photography
    Marick Boudreau
  • picture editing
    Fernand Bélanger
  • sound design
    Benoît Fauteux
  • original music
    Benoît Fauteux
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
    Elana Medicoff
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marcy Page

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  • carlophile

    Deux compagnons de travail se servent à chaud (c'est le cas de le dire) toutes les occasions de conflits au point de ne plus être capables de travailler. Ils cherchent des solutions: cela se voit entre autres par le retour en arrière bien suggéré par la bobine du film qui va à la renverse. À remarquer ici les nombreux passants, témoins de leurs conflits qui restent à distance, désengagés, bien souvent, comme lorsqu'on regarde la télévision. Film tout simple qui rappelle bien que, les solutions des conflits, ça regarde d'abord ceux qui le vivent.

    carlophile, 10 Sep 2010