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| 12 min

This animated film about blind prejudice is based on a short story by Canadian author Wilma Riley. Mrs. Cherwak is Polish and owns a cow. Mrs. Meuser is a German with entrenched notions of cleanliness. She does not appreciate the cow's inevitable by-product. The film describes their conflict and its curious resolution over coffee and mincemeat pie. While the author chose to write about the Germans and the Poles she grew up with on the outskirts of Regina, the situation she describes could apply anywhere in the world.

  • design
    Sheldon Cohen
  • animation
    Sheldon Cohen
  • direction
    Sheldon Cohen
  • producer
    Caroline Leaf
  • original music
    Alex Pauk
  • voice
    Hanna Poznanska
    Suzanne Roth
  • background rendering and colour - supervision
    Elaine Gasco
  • background rendering and colour - assistant
    France Trudeau
  • assistant animator
    George Ungar
  • colour rendering
    Colette Brière
    Maggie Macaulay
    Gabriel Caya
    John Churchill
  • checking
    Nancy Crossgrove
  • animation camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Raymond Dumas
    Pierre Landry
  • sound editing
    Jackie Newell
  • post-sync effects
    Ken Page
  • music recording
    Guy Rhéaume
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • scripting
    Sheldon Cohen
    Caroline Leaf
  • unit administrator
    Diane Bergeron
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
    Douglas MacDonald



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