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Le village des idiots

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Basé sur un conte folklorique juif adapté par John Lazarus, ce court métrage d’animation raconte la nouvelle vie d'un homme. Las de la vie quotidienne dans son village natal de Chelm, Shmendrik part en quête de connaissances, qui le mènent vers un nouveau Chelm, tellement identique au premier qu'il y retrouve même le caquètement familier des poules. Ce film illustre avec beaucoup de drôlerie notre tendance à fabuler sur ce que nous n'avons pas.

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Le village des idiots

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Basé sur un conte folklorique juif adapté par John Lazarus, ce court métrage d’animation raconte la nouvelle vie d'un homme. Las de la vie quotidienne dans son village natal de Chelm, Shmendrik part en quête de connaissances, qui le mènent vers un nouveau Chelm, tellement identique au premier qu'il y retrouve même le caquètement familier des poules. Ce film illustre avec beaucoup de drôlerie notre tendance à fabuler sur ce que nous n'avons pas.
  • direction
    Eugene Fedorenko
    Rose Newlove
  • animation
    Eugene Fedorenko
    Rose Newlove
  • script
    John Lazarus
  • narration
    Septimiu Sever
  • voice
    Hindy Nosek-Abelson
    Gloria Block
    Yank Azman
    Jack Newman
  • dialogues
    Jack Newman
  • None
    Greg Shim
    Daniel Frenette
  • original music
    Normand Roger
  • arrangements
    Normand Roger
  • music - interpretation
    Alain Cazes
    Michel Dupire
    Denis L. Chartrand
    Normand Roger
    Patrick Vetter
  • sound editing
    Jean-Baptiste Roger
    André Chaput
  • sound effects creation
    Andy Malcolm
  • post-sync effects recording
    Tony Van den Akker
  • sound mixer
    Serge Boivin
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Shelley Craig
  • post-production coordination
    Éric Barbeau
    Andrée Lachapelle
  • administration
    Ed Barreveld
    Ida Di Fruscia
    Gisèle Guilbault
  • producer
    Michael Scott
    David Verrall
  • executive producer
    John Spotton
    Dennis Murphy
    Barrie Angus McLean
    John Taylor
    Gerry Flahive
    David Verrall

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Education

Ages 9 to 18

Warnings: Be mindful of certain anti-Semitic stereotypes that have been portrayed through art in the 20th century.

Based on a Yiddish folk tale, this animated short tells the story of Shmendrik, who lives in the Polish village of Chelm. Discussion and activities will vary depending on the age of the viewer. Some viewers may need to fully discuss what happened in the story, whereas other viewers will be ready to compare this story to folk tales from other cultures. Possible topics to discuss include: Why do stories sometimes make characters out to be complete fools? Is Shmendrik right in thinking that all villages are essentially the same?

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