Citizen Z

Citizen Z

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This short documentary focuses on Toronto's Dufferin Grove Park - home to a playground, ice rinks, an organic farmer's market, a theatre troupe and numerous cultural activities. But when city inspectors raid the park on Christmas Eve and discover huge puppets, a baking oven and kitchen sharing the park's dedicated Zamboni building, the flourishing neighbourhood group is threatened with evacuation. This is a tongue-in-cheek look at what happens when a small community, including some wily puppets, takes on city hall.

A Lonely Zamboni, evil puppets, strict city inspectors and a community in crisis. Monty Python sketch? Crazy Dali dream? Actually, it’s a hilarious story of fighting city hall and winning, told with humour and charm.

Albert Ohayon
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Citizen Z, Cavan Young, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Cavan Young
  • director
    Cavan Young
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • editor
    Bruce Griffin
  • director of photography
    Mark Ellam
  • sound recordist
    Ian Challis
    Robert Fletcher
  • music composer
    Mary-Ellen Gillespie
  • song
    Larry Lewis
  • lyrics
    Larry Lewis
  • song - performer
    Larry Lewis
    Nidia Moya
    Odalys Questa
  • production supervisor
    Kemp Archibald
  • production/post-coordinator
    Jeff Sterne
  • production coordinator apprentice
    Allan Tong
  • production assistant
    Gail Maurice
    Beth Biederman
  • line producer
    Douglas MacFarlane
  • senior production administration assistant
    Joanne Forrest
  • product manager
    Sue Mander
  • digital edit technician
    Mark Wilson
  • technical intern
    Dan Thornhill
  • assistant editor
    Catherine Scott
  • audio post facility
    Kitchen Sync Digital Audio
  • supervising sound editor
    Russell Walker
  • sound editor
    Bruce Fleming
  • re-recording mixer
    Kevin Tokar
  • on-line services
  • online editor
    Dan Johnston
  • colourist
    Dan Johnston
  • production stills photographer
    Jag Photography
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian