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Lord of the Sky

Lord of the Sky

| 12 min

In this animated environmental parable, we find a people living in harmony with nature, until carelessness leads to the ravens' revenge. We follow a boy's courageous journey to the spirit world to find the only one who can save his village from the resulting darkness--the Lord of the sky. An artistic unity of form and content, Lord of the Sky is a dazzling combination of 3-D models, puppets, special effects and cut-out paper animation. Its intricate, beautifully rendered drawings reflect the natural environment and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest. The film speaks strongly of the need for ecological balance in the world.

  • director
    Ludmila Zeman
    Eugen Spaleny
  • script
    Ludmila Zeman
    Eugen Spaleny
  • animation
    Ludmila Zeman
    Eugen Spaleny
  • producer
    Eunice Macaulay
    Marcy Page
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald
    Barrie McLean
  • animation camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Robin L.P. Bain
    Pierre Landry
    Gilles Tremblay
  • editing
    Michael McKennirey
  • re-recording
    Adrian Croll
  • voice
    Alex Nelson
    Marian Newman
    Daniel Whetung
  • music
    Normand Roger
    Denis L. Chartrand


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Ages 8 to 9

English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Science - Environmental Science

A lesson on sustainability and conservation is delivered to students, who learn the consequences that come with misusing nature’s resources. The cross-curricular connections between language arts, Aboriginal studies and environmental studies yield potential lessons. Possibilities include studying ecological stewardship, First Nations peoples, and fables/storytelling. The mixed media approach in creating this film can also be used to inspire students to create their own fables using storyboards, computer programs and/or traditional art supplies.

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