Mr. Symbol Man

Mr. Symbol Man

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"Blissymbols" are giving children without speech a joyous new means of communication. This film tells the story of a remarkable man, Australian Charles K. Bliss, who invented a symbol language (pictographs) originally as a means of overcoming the barrier of differing languages, and then found that it has an even greater, more rewarding application when used with speech-handicapped children. This is witnessed in Toronto and Montréal, where the Blissymbols are being used.

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Mr. Symbol Man, Bruce Moir & Bob Kingsbury, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Bruce Moir
    Bob Kingsbury
  • producer
    Tom Daly
    Frank Bagnall
    Richard Mason
  • commentary
    Stanley Jackson
  • camera
    Michael Edols
    Barry Perles
  • sound
    Berry Von Browkhurst
    Bev Davidson
    Joseph Champagne
  • editing
    Bruce Moir
  • sound editing
    Gwen Barnhill
  • animation
    Les Drew
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
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