Lights for Gita

This animated short is the story of Gita, an 8-year-old girl who can't wait to celebrate Divali - the Hindu festival of lights - in her new home in Canada. But it's nothing like New Delhi, where she comes from. The weather is cold and grey and a terrible ice storm cuts off the power, ruining her plans for a party. Obviously, a Divali celebration now is impossible. Or is it? As Gita experiences the glittering beauty of the icy streets outside, the traditional festival of lights comes alive in a sparkling new way.

Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

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  • Jenna424

    “What a beautiful story!” — Jenna424, 25 Jun 2011

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Film Credits

director
Michel Vo
animator
Gregory Houston
animation production supervisor
Marie Renaud
layout
Michel Vo
storyboard consultant
Sheldon Cohen
Marie Renaud
writer
Sugith Varughese
narrator
Ivan Smith
voice
Shalini Singh
Ken Fernandez
Majella Castellano
Rosalind Garland
picture editor
José Heppell
music
Normand Roger
sound design
Normand Roger
sound editor
Jean-Baptiste Roger
re-recording
Serge Boivin
Jean Paul Vialard
producer
Tamara Lynch

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