Tying With the Community

Tying With the Community


                                    Tying With the Community
Shira Avni
| 3 min
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Tying Your Own Shoes is an intimate glimpse into the exceptional mindsets and emotional lives of four adult artists with Down Syndrome. An artful, four-way essay about ability, this animated documentary explores how it feels to be a little bit unusual.

In her follow-up to her award-winning film, John and Michael, filmmaker Shira Avni pursues a deeper understanding of esteem and disability by inviting Petra, Matthew, Daninah and Katherine to consider their pasts, relationships and ambitions. Tying Your Own Shoes is a hybrid of auteur documentary and animation cinema, two forms with which The National Film Board of Canada has developed a world-renowned expertise over the past 70 years.

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Credits
  • writer
    Shira Avni
  • director
    Shira Avni
  • story
    Matthew Brotherwood
    Daninah Cummins
    Katherine Newton
    Petra Tolley
  • animation
    Matthew Brotherwood
    Daninah Cummins
    Katherine Newton
    Petra Tolley
  • editor
    Carrie Haber
  • original music
    Luigi Allemano
  • sound design
    Luigi Allemano
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
    Pierre Plouffe
  • location audio
    Salim Hammad
  • location video
    Salim Hammad
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima

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