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An Artist

An Artist

| 5 min

In this short animation, a girl is so carried away by her love of music that she forgets about her household chores. Her father tells her to finish the dishes. Instead of washing them, she turns them into musical instruments, and he finally recognizes her talent. Based on Article 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, this film illustrates children's right to develop their talents and abilities to their fullest potential.

  • director
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • script
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • animation
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary
  • camera
    François Beauchemin
    Séraphin Bouchard
  • editing
    Werner Nold
    France Pilon
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Serge Boivin
  • music
    Ginette Bellavance
    Daniel Toussaint
  • cast
    Paule Brouillard
    André Brouillard
    Vincent Brouillard


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Ages 8 to 12

Arts Education - Music
Family Studies/Home Economics - Parenting
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development

This wordless short film is part of the Rights from the Heart series, emphasizing a child’s right to education based on the development of the child’s personality, talents and abilities to their full potential. The girl in the film is expected to help with chores, but she is distracted by her wish to create music. Her father seems frustrated by her lack of focus until he hears the music she creates. Students can discuss the child and parent’s point of view. Whose responsibility is it to help a child reach their full potential? Do parents favour some talents more than others? Does a talent always lead to a career?  What talents are you developing?

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