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A Cow's Tale

A Cow's Tale

| 5 min

Does technology make our lives easier?

Audrey works away at her computer and she encounters a problem. Nothing seems to help: neither a co-worker's advice, nor the user manual, nor the help line. Stuck on hold, Audrey dreams of how simple life must have been before the age of technology.

This animated tale, with a real animal soundtrack, makes for a funny and witty dig at how little we've really evolved. A film without words.

  • direction
    John Tanasiciuk
  • animation
    John Tanasiciuk
  • writer
    John Tanasiciuk
  • producer
    Derek Mazur
    Michael Scott
  • original arrangements
    Richard Moody
  • original music
    Richard Moody
  • banjo
    Jaxon Haldane
  • sound editor
    John Schritt
  • re-recording
    Howard Rissin
  • production supervisor
    Scott Collins
  • digital imaging consultation
    Susan Gourley
  • program administrator
    Cyndi Forcand
  • production coordinator
    Monique Perron
    Rolande Petit
  • marketing manager
    Hélène Tanguay
  • executive producer
    Michael Scott
    Derek Mazur


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Ages 13 to 17

Social Studies - Contemporary Issues
Technology Education - Communications and Technology
Technology Education - Science and Technology

Ah, technology! It makes our lives easier, but can poison us as well. Ask students to consider the impacts of technology on our lives. Challenge them to avoid using their home phone, computer or mobile phone at home and at school for a whole day, and to note the times they would have needed them most and the times they had to find alternatives. Expect plenty of comical moments and human contact.

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