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Apples and Oranges

Apples and Oranges

| 17 min

This short documentary with interspersed animated vignettes is designed to raise children's awareness of the harmful effects of homophobia and gender-related bullying. In the course of a lively in-class discussion, children's paintings magically dissolve into two short animated stories. In Anta's Revenge, Anta finds out that creativity, not revenge, is the best way to deal with a school bully. Defying Gravity tells the story of two skateboarders whose friendship is tested when one of them finds out the other is gay. The animated stories in this video will help elementary school students explore name calling and bullying. The video can assist children aged 8-12 in learning about families, differences and respect.

  • director
    Lynne Fernie
  • participant
    Douglas Stewart
    Tina Weinberg
  • voice
    Juan Chioran
    Hisani Clarke
    Emily Hampshire
    Megan Fahlenbock
    Cara Pifko
    Janet Bailey
    Pearl Richman
    Albert Chung
    Bill Houston
    Cliff Cardinal
    Dan Petronijevic
  • casting director
    Gail Carr
  • editor
    Cathy Gulkin
  • additional editing
    Éric Ruel
  • assistant editor
    Nada Yassir
  • cinematographer
    Kim Derko
  • second camera
    Ricardo Diaz
  • camera assistant
    Andy Jekabsons
    Jesse Rosensweet
  • sound recording
    Justine Pimlott
  • additional sound recording
    Peter Sawade
  • production manager
    Greg Bolton
  • art director
    Julie Eknes
  • educational consultant
    Margot Francis
  • assistant to the director
    Allyson Mitchell
  • production assistant
    Pasha McKenley
    Melanie Aguila
    Alexandre Oktan
  • writer
    Lynne Fernie
    Laura Kosterski
  • story consultant
    Laura Kosterski
  • animation supervisor
    Andrew Reid
  • storyboard
    Iriz Pääbo
  • backgrounds
    Iriz Pääbo
  • character design
    Iriz Pääbo
  • modeling
    Iriz Pääbo
  • animator
    Ray Cicin
    Nelson Costa
    Miguel Cura
    Gang Huang
    Iriz Pääbo
    Andrew Reid
    Jun Ren
    Barry Sanders
    Alex Uvarov
  • character setup
    Dylan McIsaac
    Bernard Lorenzo
    Lukasz Pazera
  • digital compositing
    Andrew Reid
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
    Susan Gourley
  • digital input and output
    Jean-Marc Brosseau
  • animation editor
    Phyllis Lewis
  • original music composer
    Lorraine Segato
  • original music composer - collaboration
    Jono Grant
  • musician
    Rachel Melas
    Jennifer Gilmor
    Jono Grant
    Conny Nowe
    Lorraine Segato
  • singer
    Hisani Clarke
  • music
    Lorraine Segato
  • lyrics
    Lynne Fernie
    Lorraine Segato
  • voice recording
    Spence Thomas Audio Post
    Wellesley Sound Studios Inc.
    Victory Drive Recording
  • music recording
    Spence Thomas Audio Post
    Wellesley Sound Studios Inc.
    Victory Drive Recording
  • sound editor
    Tony Reed
  • foley artist
    Karla Baumgardner
    Elana Medicoff
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • title design
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • on-line technician
    Sylvain Desbiens
    Denis Pilon
    Denis Gathelier
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • studio administrator
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Andrée Lachapelle
    Elaine Largie
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Lesage
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
    Sally Bochner
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch


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Ages 8 to 12

Study Guide - Guide 1

Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Health/Personal Development - Bullying & Discrimination
Health/Personal Development - Sexuality

Warnings:  Students review homophobic language such fag, gaylord, dike.

This film follows a series of in-class discussions and activities to raise awareness about homophobia.  There are also animated stories within the film to emphasize the anti-homophobia message. Students can discuss how the animated characters feel about the bullying they are experiencing and the strategies that the characters try. Students can respond to the film with art, story writing or presentations about bullying prevention.

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