The Magic Quilt

The Magic Quilt

                                The Magic Quilt
| 12 min

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In this short film, which mixes live action with cutout and embroidery animation, a group of children finds a magic quilt that is their passport to a voyage of discovery. They step inside the quilt and as they travel through its velvet farmlands and satin cities, they experience the multiculturalism of Canada. The quilt is torn and the magic broken when a quarrel breaks out. Once the quilt is repaired and harmony restored, the children have learned that patience and goodwill are needed to mend and maintain quilts, friendships, and nations.

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The Magic Quilt, Bettina Maylone, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Bettina Maylone
  • animation
    Bettina Maylone
  • producer
    George Johnson
  • executive producer
    John Taylor
  • cinematography
    Jack Long
    Robert McLachlan
  • sound
    Robert Young
    Charles Wilkinson
  • editing
    Charles Wilkinson
  • sound editing
    Eileen Hoeter
  • re-recording
    Paul Sharpe
  • music
    Ken Hemmerick
  • cast
    Lynn Daley
    Vanessa Drake-Johnson
    Luke Laconde
    René Mankuma
    Brenna Quan

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