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Square Roots

Square Roots

| 2 min
Hothouse
Hothouse
2006 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

In this short animated film a robot rambles about frenetically, receiving countless electronic messages through his antenna every second. Despite his fatigue and stress, he never slows down. The only thing that might bring his frantic journey to an end is a traffic accident.

Produced as part of the third edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.


Credits
  • director
    Patrick Doyon
  • mentoring director
    Shira Avni
  • sound
    Luigi Allemano
  • original music
    Luigi Allemano
  • musician
    Sheila Hannigan
    Frank Lozano
    François Pilon
    Luigi Allemano
  • digital imaging
    Benoît Chagnon
    Susan Gourley
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • mixing
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • off-line editor
    Phyllis Lewis
    Denis Gathelier
  • online editing
    Phyllis Lewis
    Denis Gathelier
  • technical coordination
    Julie Laperrière
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima

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Education

Ages 15 to 17

Health/Personal Development - Mental Health/Stress/Suicide
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Media Education - Consumerism

The film challenges people to see what happens when they stop, take a break from their sensory overloaded environment and return to nature. How can students find a balance between personal restorative activities and their sensory saturated environment?

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