The NFB is committed to respecting your privacy

We use cookies to ensure that our site works efficiently, as well as for advertising purposes.

If you do not wish to have your information used in this way, you can modify your browser settings before continuing your visit.

Learn more
Being Different

Being Different

| 9 min

This short film from the late 1950s looks at peer pressure among adolescents, using the example of a 13-year-old boy who collects butterflies. While the boy adores his passion, his friends laugh at him, making him question whether he should pursue his interest or conform to fit in with the crowd.


Credits
  • script
    Gudrun Parker
  • director
    Julia Murphy
  • photography
    John Spotton
  • editing
    Victor Jobin
  • sound recording
    Frank Orban
  • producer
    Nicholas Balla

Suggestions

Enjoy the NFB experience on your favourite device. 

Being Different
Also available

Embed this code on your site

Video player width

by Reset