Elbow Room

This animated short tackles the subjects of personal space, conflict and conflict resolution in the workplace. At the office, tempers flare as two coworkers who are sitting dangerously close find themselves bumping elbows and spilling ink. The film demonstrates four common approaches to interpersonal tensions: retreat, aggression, denial and - finally - negotiation.



This film is part of the ShowPeace series of lively animated films about conflict resolution. This series has received support from UNICEF and Justice Canada.


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Comments

  • carlophile

    “Deux compagnons de travail se servent à chaud (c'est le cas de le dire) toutes les occasions de conflits au point de ne plus être capables de travailler. Ils cherchent des solutions: cela se voit entre autres par le retour en arrière bien suggéré par la bobine du film qui va à la renverse. À remarquer ici les nombreux passants, témoins de leurs conflits qui restent à distance, désengagés, bien souvent, comme lorsqu'on regarde la télévision. Film tout simple qui rappelle bien que, les solutions des conflits, ça regarde d'abord ceux qui le vivent. ” — carlophile, 10 Sep 2010

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Film Credits

story
Diane Obomsawin
direction
Diane Obomsawin
design
Diane Obomsawin
animation
Diane Obomsawin
photography
Marick Boudreau
picture editing
Fernand Bélanger
sound design
Benoît Fauteux
original music
Benoît Fauteux
foley
Karla Baumgardner
Elana Medicoff
re-recording
Serge Boivin
Jean Paul Vialard
producer
Marcy Page

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