The NFB’s 2nd Academy-Award winning film.
In this short film, Norman McLaren employs the principles normally used to put drawings or puppets into motion to animate live actors. The story is a parable about two people who come to blows over the possession of a flower.
For more background info on this film, visit the NFB.ca blog.
Ages 11 to 15
Arts Education - Drama
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
History - World History
Media Education - Film and Video Production
Social Studies - Development/Global Issues
Analyze the characters’ points of view for validity and fairness, then analyze their actions. Examine how countries/regions in conflict often lose sight of what they are fighting for. Discuss options for peaceful resolutions to territorial/ownership disputes. How can these strategies be used in the students’ lives? Are there ways we can practice fair fighting now to avoid serious conflict later?