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In this animated short from the Hothouse 5 series, a lonely old lady sits in an empty room knitting. As her thoughts wander, her dreams take the shape of fanciful knitted creatures and objects that cocoon her in a pattern of wonder and comfort.

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

  • writer
    Neely Goniodsky
  • director
    Neely Goniodsky
  • mentoring director
    Alison Reiko Loader
    Janet Perlman
    Steve Woloshen
  • music
    Luigi Allemano
  • sound design
    Luigi Allemano
  • editor
    Jelena Popovic
  • digital imaging
    Susan Gourley
    Louis-André Fortin
  • musician
    Luigi Allemano
    Mariane Croteau
    François Pilon
    John Sadowy
  • foley artist
    Karla Baumgardner
  • sound editor
    Luigi Allemano
  • 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 11 to 12

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Diversity - Identity

As the elderly lady's fingers knit and purl, she attaches a memory of a thing, time, place, event or person to a stitch in the pattern of her knitting. Students can create a collage, a piece of art or knit a piece that represents their memories or their identity.

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