Lights for Gita

Lights for Gita

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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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Credits
  • director
    Michel Vo
  • animator
    Gregory Houston
  • animation production supervisor
    Marie Renaud
  • digital imaging specialist
    Normand Gauthier
  • 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
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
    Isobel Marks
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch

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  • Jenna424

    What a beautiful story!

    Jenna424, 25 Jun 2011