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HA'Aki

HA'Aki

| 4 min

In this short abstract-impressionist film the animation and music were made simultaneously in an organic process of symbiotic creativity. Filmmaker Iriz Pääbo tells the highly subjective story of a complete hockey game using a new cinematic vocabulary she calls "animbits." Pääbo readily admits she is not the biggest fan of Canada's national game, so the great, though highly underappreciated NHL stalwart of the '60s and '70s, Eric Nesterenko, was her hockey muse in this artistic journey. A lyrical and wonderfully unorthodox interpretation of hockey.


Credits
  • director
    Iriz Pääbo
  • original music
    Iriz Pääbo
  • sound design
    Iriz Pääbo
  • sound editing
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
    Pierre Plouffe
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • technical coordination
    Julie Laperrière
  • production coordination
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
  • marketing manager
    Mia Desroches
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima

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Education

Ages 10 to 17

Arts Education - Visual Arts
English Language Arts - Poetry

Have students write a song or a poem that focuses on the sounds and flash images of Canada's favourite sport, hockey.

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