Distant Islands

This short animation uses appliqué and embroidered tapestries to recall a young girl's happy summers spent sailing with her family off the coast of British Columbia. Each tapestry, meticulously stitched by hand with brightly coloured yarns, evokes the memory of leisurely days at sea, drifting among the islands.

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Film Credits

director
Bettina Maylone
producer
Jack Long
executive producer
George Johnson
editing
George Johnson
script
Mike Poole
narrator
Nettie Wild
music
Ken Hemmerick

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Comments

  • JohnJames

    “Wonderful original animation! Canada is veritable hotbed of creativity. Thanks NFB!” — JohnJames, 9 Aug 2014

  • WilliamD

    “Absolutely loved it, well done.” — WilliamD, 4 Aug 2014

  • MelBennett

    “A lovely memory film. Exquisite animation through quilt work.” — MelBennett, 28 Jul 2014

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