Lights for Gita

Lights for Gita

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This animated short, based on the book by Rachna Gilmore, is the story of Gita, an 8-year-old girl who can't wait to celebrate Divali - the Hindu festival of lights - in her new home in Canada. But it's nothing like New Delhi, where she comes from. The weather is cold and grey and a terrible ice storm cuts off the power, ruining her plans for a party. Obviously, a Divali celebration now is impossible. Or is it? As Gita experiences the glittering beauty of the icy streets outside, the traditional festival of lights comes alive in a sparkling new way.

Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

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Lights for Gita, Michel Vo, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Michel Vo
  • animator
    Gregory Houston
  • consulting director
    Sheldon Cohen
  • animation production supervisor
    Marie Renaud
  • digital imaging specialist
    Normand Gauthier
  • lead infographist
    Jon Gasco
  • infographist
    Itsik Romano
    Dominic Tremblay
    Randall Finnerty
  • assistant infographist
    Michel Provençal
    Michelle MacDonald
    Shira Avni
  • scan
    Jean-Marc Brosseau
  • video output
    Jean-Marc Brosseau
  • backgrounds
    Michel Vo
  • layout
    Michel Vo
  • additional animation
    Jo Meuris
    Luigi Allemano
    Jamie Mason
    Serene El-haj Daoud
  • storyboard consultant
    Sheldon Cohen
    Marie Renaud
  • writer
    Sugith Varughese
  • narrator
    Ivan Smith
  • voice
    Shalini Singh
    Ken Fernandez
    Majella Castellano
    Rosalind Garland
  • picture editor
    José Heppell
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • sound design
    Normand Roger
  • music - collaboration
    Denis Chartrand
  • sound design - collaboration
    Denis Chartrand
  • sound editor
    Jean-Baptiste Roger
  • line test editor
    Michel Pelland
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Lesage
    Andrée Lachapelle
  • studio administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Andrée Lachapelle
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
    Isobel Marks
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch

  • None

    Really enjoyed this - thanks so much.

    None, 4 Feb 2022
  • Jenna424

    What a beautiful story!

    Jenna424, 25 Jun 2011

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