When You Give of Yourself

Mohammed and Yulanda Faris are generous and devoted patrons of the arts. Through dramatic re-creation, this short documentary captures the spirit of Montreal in the 1950s, the early days of their relationship, and their passion for music and dance. If we all danced more, says Yulanda Faris, we would be happier people.

Produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2010 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

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  • radmila

    “How come we never saw this before? What a beautifl and at the same time "ordinary" life story for many of us. I am glad that you still dance!. So lucky to have you as friends” — radmila, 25 Aug 2012

  • pietrobruno

    “Loved this film. Found it very moving. Bravo!” — pietrobruno, 3 May 2010

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Film Credits

Lynne Stopkewich
Lynne Stopkewich
Selwyn Jacob
Michael Antonakos
Tara Nazemi
director of photography
Gregory Middleton
Lisa Binkley
original music
Don Macdonald
sound design
Kerry Uchida
Jennifer Macleish-Lewis
art director
Tony Devenyi
set decorator
Carla Miranda
sound recordist
Brent Calkin
wardrobe stylist
Maria Livingstone
re-recording mixer
Bill Sheppard

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