Distant Islands

Distant Islands

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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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Distant Islands, Bettina Maylone, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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

  • thebonnet

    Very nicely done!

    thebonnet, 29 Jul 2016
  • 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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