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The Big Snit

The Big Snit

| 9 min

The NFB's 53rd Oscar®-nominated film.

This wonderful wacky animation film looks at two simultaneous conflicts, a macrocosm of global nuclear war and a microcosm of a domestic quarrel, and how each conflict is resolved. Filled with warmth and unexpectedly off-the-wall humour, the film leaves it to viewers to decide which Snit has really been the Big One.

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  • director
    Richard Condie
  • script
    Richard Condie
  • animation
    Richard Condie
  • producer
    Richard Condie
    Michael Scott
  • executive producer
    Michael Scott
  • camera
    Gordon Manson
  • music
    Patrick Godfrey


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Ages 9 to 17

Study Guides - Guide 1 | Guide 2

Arts Education - Visual Arts
English Language Arts - CanLit
Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution

Students of all ages need to learn strategies to handle frustration and build positive relationships with their family and peers. Examine the couple’s reactions to their situation and how they make it worse. What could they have done differently? What would you do? Make a list of possible actions to take when frustration mounts to avoid extreme emotional stress.

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