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The Visit

The Visit

| 3 min

This animated short tells the true story of a Cree family's strange encounter one winter night, which results in a conversation beyond words.

  • writer
    Lisa Jackson
  • director
    Lisa Jackson
  • animation
    Jody Kramer
  • narrator
    Barry Ahenakew
    Kimowan Ahenakew
  • editor
    Hart Snider
  • singer
    Barry Ahenakew
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • supervision
    Gael MacLean
  • animation assistant
    Rachel Dilk
    Andrea Shimizu
    Elisa Chee
  • re-recording engineer
    Doug Paterson
  • audio post
    Rukkus House
  • post-production services
    Finale Editworks
  • production coordinator
    Teri Snelgrove
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
    Scott Collins
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
    Cyndi Forcand
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
    Mia Desroches
  • series producer
    Vanessa Loewen
    Joe MacDonald
  • series executive producer
    Derek Mazur
    Peter Strutt
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen


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Ages 10 to 17

English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Media Education - Film Animation

Consider how humour is used to contribute to the mood of the story and the reaction of the family to the extraterrestrial presence. Examine how the animator has given unity to the film by making transitions via geometrically similar objects: girl’s embroidery hoop, the teapot, the drum, and the flying saucer. How does the tone of the story remain credible even though the characters are incredulous to this odd occurrence?

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