Film Archive

Petra's Poem

Animadoc
Canada
2012
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Roddy McManus, National Film Board of Canada
Shira Avni
Luigi Allemano
Carrie Haber
Carrie Haber
Shira Avni; Paul Tom; Han Han Li; Petra Tolley
Petra Tolley
Luigi Allemano
Petra Tolley performs a candid soliloquy about what it feels like to be “in the middle.” Petra has Down syndrome, and draws from her emotional experiences of living and working in the flux between societal order and personal chaos to produce a distinctive take on the social self.

The Basketball Game

Animadoc
Canada
2012
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Tracey Friesen, National Film Board of Canada
Hart Snider
Adam Damelin
Hart Snider
Sean Covernton
Hart Snider
Adam Damelin
In 1983, nine-year-old Hart attends Jewish summer camp for the first time and participates in a sport event with kids from a nearby town. But this is not just any group of visitors—these kids have been taught anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial in school. The film uses humour and suspense to tell a poignant tale of hope and tolerance in the face of fear and stereotypes.