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| 7 min

Bretislav Pojar's animated short explores the human phenomenon of resorting to violence over reason. The cubes live happily amongst themselves until one of them encounters a ball. War erupts and they fight until they all become the same again – this time in the form of hexagons. All is right in the world until one of them stumbles upon a triangle… Winner of the 1973 Grand Prix du Festival for Short Film at the International Film Festival in Cannes.

  • director
    Bretislav Pojar
  • direction - assistance
    Francine Desbiens
    Clorinda Warny
  • backgrounds
    Yvon Mallette
  • camera
    Pierre Provost
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn
  • orchestration
    Pierre F. Brault
  • recording
    Roger Lamoureux
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • producer
    René Jodoin


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Ages 9 to 13

Study Guide - Guide 1

Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Health/Personal Development - Bullying & Discrimination
Social Studies - Social History

Discuss situations where everyone is expected to look/act the same (uniforms, public performances, church, etc). What happens if someone doesn’t follow the rules? When is it okay not to be the same as everyone else? Students can create projects on how they are unique. For older students, explore events in history where conformism/racism was taken to extremes. What are the ramifications of these events?

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