As a young woman finds herself lost in daydreams while clumsily performing the tradition of making pierogies, she invokes the presence of her grandmother, who guides her through the messy ritual. The film is a fusion of hand-drawn animation, folk art and stereoscopic drawings made in space, by Calgary illustrator and filmmaker Kiarra Albina.
Produced as part of the 6th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.
Ages 10 to 11
Health/Personal Development - Mental Health/Stress/Suicide
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
How do you make difficult, messy or unpleasant tasks seem easier and faster to do? Make a game of it, remember funny or happy things, play music or create distractions. The woman is making pierogis but she is frustrated. She thinks of her grandmother helping her and that changes her perspective on the task at hand. The class can create a Top Ten list of strategies to get through difficult, messy or unpleasant tasks.