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The Basketball Game

The Basketball Game

| 5 min

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?

  • 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


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Ages 12 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Diversity - Identity
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Media Education - Film Animation

Have the class organize their own tournament or athletic competition to help raise awareness about an issue facing their school (for instance, bullying, racism or homophobia). Students should also brainstorm other ways to bring diverse groups or individuals together in a common environment. Film students can study the animation techniques used in the short and storyboard a project of their own based upon the film’s style and aesthetic.

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