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Sweet Talk

Sweet Talk

| 1 min

Oil-covered fish meet skateboards and the War on Terror in this razor-sharp satire of media, government, and the tycoons who take advantage of the system.

Produced as part of the 10th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

  • director
    Esteban Azuela
  • mentoring director
    Chris Landreth
  • producer
    Maral Mohammadian
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima


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Ages 12 to 18

Media Education - Film Animation
Media Education - Journalism/News
Social Studies - Canadian Politics and Government

How many major news stories can you identify from the montage of animated segments in this film?  Discuss how these stories are interrelated. How does the filmmaker use symbolism in order to convey the ideas of globalization, environmental destruction, and political conflict? Comment on whether the use of children’s voices as the primary source of sound is effective or not.

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