| 5 min

In this short animation, we meet a young boy leads such a regimented life that he has no more time just to be a kid. Between school, tennis lessons, swimming lessons, art classes, homework and piano practice, he can barely get any rest. Inspired by Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, this short animated film by Claude Cloutier pleads for children’s right to rest and leisure.

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  • director
    Claude Cloutier
  • script
    Claude Cloutier
  • animation
    Claude Cloutier
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary
  • sound
    Normand Roger
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • editing
    Werner Nold
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig

  • OoOoOhalabouche

    Très bouleversant... C'est vraiment précieux des films comme ceux-ci Ça va en déranger plus d'un ,mais c'est le but que cela fasse réfléchir...Chaque parents devrait se faire un devoir de visionner ce petit bijoux.J'adore ce genre d'animation Merci!!

    OoOoOhalabouche, 3 Nov 2010

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