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The Day Is Listening

2013 8 min
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This short animation is set to the words of poet Hélène Dorion. In the film, a man and a woman's love for each other rivals only their affection for the written word. Literature accompanies the murmur of their lives and the harmony of their feelings. Filmmaker Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s imagery parallels Dorion’s words to articulate the familiar cycles of longing, loss, and desire.

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The Day Is Listening

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This short animation is set to the words of poet Hélène Dorion. In the film, a man and a woman's love for each other rivals only their affection for the written word. Literature accompanies the murmur of their lives and the harmony of their feelings. Filmmaker Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s imagery parallels Dorion’s words to articulate the familiar cycles of longing, loss, and desire.
  • director
    Félix Dufour-Laperrière
  • original idea
    Bernard Émond
  • poetry
    Hélène Dorion
  • translation
    Hugh Hazelton
  • editing
    Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
  • animator
    Jens Hahn
  • assistant animator
    Alexis Aubin-Laperrière
    Linda Manouan
  • music
    Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière
  • sound design
    Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière
  • sound editing consultant
    Chris Leon
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • voice
    Tania Kontoyanni
    Jessica B. Hill
    Guy Thauvette
    Martin Sims
    Francesca Barcenas
  • voice director
    Kathleen Fee
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • marketing manager
    Jenny Thibault
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Karine Sévigny
  • administrator
    Diane Régimbald
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Karine Desmeules
    Michèle Labelle
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Lord
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
    Jocelyne Perrier
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • producer
    Julie Roy

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Ages 14 to 17

This film is a wonderful blend of poetic words and images. Ask your students to draw on their own imaginations to tell the story of these characters in their own words or with their own images. Can they alter the story by adding a different beginning or ending? This film provides an excellent opportunity to learn about poetry and nurture creativity in the classroom.

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