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Pierogi pincé

Pierogi pincé

| 1 min
Hothouse
Hothouse
2010 7 films

Short, surprising and always entertaining! Watch a collection of one-minute animated shorts from our Hothouse animation mentorship program, past and present.

Details

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.


Credits
  • writer
    Kiarra Albina
  • director
    Kiarra Albina
  • mentoring director
    Ann Marie Fleming
  • music
    Luigi Allemano
  • sound
    Luigi Allemano
  • musician
    Luigi Allemano
  • editor
    Jelena Popovic
  • technical consultant, stereoscopy
    Paul Kroitor
  • creative consultant, stereoscopy
    Munro Ferguson
  • digital imaging
    Susan Gourley
    Randall Finnerty
  • technical support
    Marylin Drolet
    Brian Mitchell
    Lawrence Lafetière
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • mix
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • on-line
    Denis Pilon
  • technical co-ordination
    Julie Laperrière
  • marketing
    Julie Armstrong-Boileau
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Marie-Christine Nadon
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
  • associate producer
    Maral Mohammadian

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Education

Ages 10 to 11

Mini-Lesson - Expressions of Creativity

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.

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