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Hothouse 5 - Family Album Number One

Hothouse 5 - Family Album Number One

| 1 min

In this animated short, a layered narrative exploring memory and family history is constructed using a collage of family photos, photocopies and personal audio recordings. The film explores the fragility of personal memory, and photos as physical tokens of that memory.

Produced as part of the 5th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

  • writer
    Jim Verburg
  • director
    Jim Verburg
  • mentoring director
    Alison Reiko Loader
    Janet Perlman
    Steve Woloshen
  • editor
    Jelena Popovic
  • sound editor
    Luigi Allemano
  • digital imaging
    Susan Gourley
  • location sound
    Jim Verburg
  • sound recorder
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • mix
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • marketing
    Mia Desroches
    Patrick Viegas
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
  • associate producer
    Maral Mohammadian


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Ages 17 to 17

Family Studies/Home Economics - Family Diversity and Challenges
Family Studies/Home Economics - Parenting
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships

Some family trees hide secrets while others celebrate diverse connections. How these trees define mother, father and child; biologically, socially and legally, provide a window on relationships and values in a specific time and society. How does this child’s family tree reflect the society into which she was born and the society of her adult life?

Hothouse 5 - Family Album Number One
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