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| 1 min

A 1-minute cart ride through the mental shopping mall of attention deficit disorder.

Produced as part of the 10th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

  • writer
    Alex Boya
  • director
    Alex Boya
  • animator
    Alex Boya
  • mentoring director
    Chris Landreth
  • editor
    Carrie Haber
  • sound designer
    Ramachandra Borcar
  • technical director
    Éloi Champagne
  • digital imaging specialist
    Randall Finnerty
  • technical co-ordination
    Steve Hallé
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • on-line
    Denis Pilon
  • administration
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Dominique Forget
    Stéphanie Lalonde
  • associate producer
    Vanessa Quintanilla Cobo
    Jon Montes
  • producer
    Maral Mohammadian
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima


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Ages 14 to 18

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Health/Personal Development - Mental Health/Stress/Suicide

Find working definitions of ADD and ADHD so that you can compare and contrast these conditions. Comment on the animator’s depiction of drug therapy that leads to “focus.” What is the filmmaker trying to communicate to the audience with this film? Does the resulting work provide some insight into ADD or does it enhance some of the myths about ADD?

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