The National Scream

The National Scream

This lively satire uses animation and a pseudo-documentary style to depict Canada's search for a national identity. The National Scream explains, amongst other elements of Canadiana, how and why the beaver became the country's symbol.

  • director
    Robert Awad
    David Verrall
  • producer
    David Verrall
  • executive producer
    Derek Lamb
  • script
    Robert Awad
    Dan Thatchuk
    Michel Choquette
  • camera
    Savas Kalogeras
    Andreas Poulsson
    Don Virgo
    Roger Rochat
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
    Yves Gendron
    Joseph Champagne
    Bev Davidson
  • editing
    Robert Awad
  • sound editing
    André Galbrand
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
    Adrian Croll
  • animation
    John Weldon
    Robert Doucet
    Meilan Lam
    Jean-Michel Labrosse
  • music
    Michel Choquette
  • cast
    Steve Bloomer
    Eugène Bélec
    Winnie Gosselin
    Évelyn Régimbald
    Elwy Yost

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    Positively delightful. While funny, it's much deeper. An uplifting message about common purpose being more important than symbols, and how being able to laugh at ourselves is symbolic of a spirit of large-mindedness that makes a people great.

    None, 13 Nov 2020

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The National Scream, Robert Awad & David Verrall, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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