Every Child

Every Child

| 6 min

This animated short follows an unwanted baby who is passed from house to house until he is taken in and cared for by two homeless men. The film is the Canadian contribution to an hour-long feature film celebrating UNESCO's Year of the Child (1979). It illustrates one of the ten principles of the Declaration of Children's Rights: every child is entitled to a name and a nationality. The film took home an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film.

First Prize - Category: First Films 1980

Albert Ohayon
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  • director
    Eugene Fedorenko
  • animation
    Eugene Fedorenko
  • producer
    Derek Lamb
  • script
    Derek Lamb
    Patrice Arbour
    Bernard Carez
  • camera
    Robert Humble
    Richard Moras
    Jacques Avoine
  • sound
    Normand Roger
  • voice
    Les Mimes électriques
    Patrice Arbour
    Bernard Carez

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  • JEmbleton

    For over ten years, I have been using this wonderful film in my adult ESL classes in a variety of language skill and language learning contexts. I've used Norman McLaren's Neighbours too. :-)

    JEmbleton, 15 Nov 2016
  • Darcey007

    Love the dog's "performance" :)

    Darcey007, 21 Nov 2014
  • streetdreamfilms

    Brilliant. I saw this one in elementary school, back when the teacher would thread up a projector and us kids would fight over who got to shut the blinds. The whole class probably liked it then, and this little gem will surely withstand the test of time.

    streetdreamfilms, 26 Apr 2010

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