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| 5 min

Un jeune garçon n'a plus de temps pour lui-même tant ses parents lui ont organisé un horaire chargé : école, leçons particulières de tennis, natation, peinture, devoirs, pratiques de piano, alouette! Inspiré par l'article 31 de la Convention des Nations Unies relative aux droits de l'enfant, ce court métrage illustre le droit de l'enfant au repos et aux loisirs.

  • director
    Claude Cloutier
  • script
    Claude Cloutier
  • animation
    Claude Cloutier
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary
  • sound
    Normand Roger
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • editing
    Werner Nold


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Ages 8 to 12

Family Studies/Home Economics - Parenting
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
Health/Personal Development - Mental Health/Stress/Suicide

This is an animated short film from the Rights from the Heart series, emphasizing a child’s right to play.  The viewer follows a boy going through his highly structured daily routine, from the alarm going off until bedtime. He has no time to play between school, tennis lessons, swimming, piano and homework, and in the end, he is wound up like a robot to complete his tasks. Students can discuss this child’s routine and whether they think that much structure is appropriate. Students may relate to the story with their own personal experiences of being overwhelmed at times. Teachers can pose the question: Why does the boy’s mother put him through all these activities? The film relates to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Are students aware of this convention and its purpose?

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