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The Sniffing Bear

The Sniffing Bear

| 7 min

This animated film uses the Arctic landscape and the traditional Inuit characters of the Bear, the Seal and the Owl to raise young people's awareness about the harmful effects of substance abuse. A polar bear experiences hallucinations after inhaling fumes from an abandoned gas can. A nearby owl and seal help to show the bear the error of his ways, thus preventing him from falling further into addiction. This film was an initiative of the Natives of the Institution La Macaza to warn children of the dangers of inhaling toxic chemicals.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

  • script
    Co Hoedeman
  • animation
    Co Hoedeman
  • camera
    Co Hoedeman
  • direction
    Co Hoedeman
  • handmade paper
    Co Hoedeman
  • assistant
    Deborah A. Cooper
    Eric Aubertin
    Johnny Annahatak
  • collaboration
    Daniel Paul Bork
  • artistic consultant
    Joyce Ryckman
  • editing
    Suzanne Allard
  • music
    Guy Trépanier
  • sound design
    Guy Trépanier
  • post-production sound
    Serge Essiambre
    Louis Dupire
    Gilles Quintal
    Monique Vézina
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Shelley Craig
  • administration
    Francine Langdeau
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary


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