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Le violon chinois

Le violon chinois

| 8 min

Ce court métrage d'animation raconte l'histoire d'une fillette et de son père qui quittent tout ce qui leur est familier en Chine pour venir s’installer au Canada. Le seul souvenir qu'ils apportent avec eux est un violon chinois qui les aide à relever le dur défi d'une nouvelle vie dans un pays inconnu.

  • director
    Joe Chang
  • producer
    George Johnson
  • None
    Shelley McIntosh
    Zhuo Rui-Shi
    Madeleine Thien
    Claude Dionne
    Christopher Adkins
  • special effects
    Shelley McIntosh
  • animation
    Celest Brown
    Gintaras Zubrickas
    Joe Chang
  • sound supervision
    Jamie Mahaffey
  • voice
    Véronique Huynh
  • sound editing
    André Chaput
  • pre-production design
    Joe Chang
  • colorist
    Shelley McIntosh
    Celest Brown
    Joe Chang
  • research
    Gintaras Zubrickas
  • editing
    Shirley Claydon
    Ileana Pietrobruno
  • software support
    Nathaniel Akin
  • consultant
    Rubén Möller
  • musician
    Huang Ji Rong
    Heidi Krutzen
    Sun Yong
  • music recording
    Raymond Mak
  • music studio
    Desolation Sound
  • sound mixer
    Mark Hensley
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • production clerk
    Christine Sears
  • production supervision
    Kathryn Lynch
  • administration
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Svend-Erik Eriksen


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Ages 8 to 9

Arts Education - Music
Ethics and Religious Culture - Religious Diversity/Heritage
Health/Personal Development - Bullying & Discrimination

This film deals with many themes. Use it to begin a unit on China. Ask students to find China on a map. Have students research the Chinese violin and, if interest is there, instruments from other countries. Make instruments and put on a musical performance. Older students can discuss the immigration experience and immigrants’ rights to proper housing, employment and safety.

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