To Be

To Be

| 10 min
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Blending fantasy and reality, this animated short is a bold inquiry into an as yet unresolved problem - the nature of human identity. When a scientist creates a machine that can make copies of physical objects, including humans, a number of ethical questions arise. Is the technique moral? What of its safety? A film by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Weldon (who also wrote the catchy banjo tune that punctuates the story's changing moods).

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Credits
  • director
    John Weldon
  • script
    John Weldon
  • animation
    John Weldon
  • music
    John Weldon
  • producer
    David Verrall
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald
  • animation camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Robin L.P. Bain
    Pierre Landry
  • sound editing
    Jackie Newell
  • voice
    Kim Handysides
    Howard Ryshpan
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Shelley Craig

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  • NFB_Moderator

    This film is quite lovely

    NFB_Moderator, 5 Jun 2014