The Basketball Game

The Basketball Game

                                The Basketball Game
| 5 min

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This animated short tells the story of an epic basketball game between kids attending Jewish camp and students of a notorious local Holocaust denier. Nine-year-old Hart is attending Jewish summer camp for the first time. He is both curious and afraid. What awaits him on the basketball court?

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The Basketball Game, Hart Snider, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Hart Snider
  • writer
    Hart Snider
  • editor
    Hart Snider
  • producer
    Yves J. Ma
  • animation
    Sean Covernton
  • design
    Sean Covernton
  • storyboard
    Sean Covernton
  • original score
    Adam Damelin
  • sound design
    Adam Damelin
  • mix technician
    Peter Eliuk
  • re-recording engineer
    Bill Sheppard
  • post-production services
    Finale Editworks
  • production coordinator
    Teri Snelgrove
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Julie Arseneault
  • program administrator
    Janine Steele
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen

  • Daniel K

    What a sweet little short! It really shows the power of humanizing the other through the eyes of a child at summer camp. The animation is both innocent and dramatic at times, to represent the dual impressions the narrator had of this remarkable day.

    Daniel K, 13 Aug 2022

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