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Oscar® Winner, Best Documentary (Short Subject), 1952

Neighbours

1952 8 min
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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.

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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.
This work contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • director
    Norman McLaren
  • producer
    Norman McLaren
  • animation
    Norman McLaren
  • music
    Norman McLaren
  • photography
    Wolf Koenig
  • sound
    Clarke Daprato
  • cast
    Jean-Paul Ladouceur
    Grant Munro

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Ages 11 to 15
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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?
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