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NFB / Studio D : Academy Award winning short films

Director(s)
Beverly Shaffer
Terre Nash
Cynthia Scott
Country
Canada
Language
English
Duration
79 min

In collaboration with the NFB.
* With Beverly Shaffer, Cynthia Scott, Terre Nash, Jean Pierre Joutel et Jackie Newel attending on July 11th.

Cinéma Moderne is proud to present three short films that are all Oscar Winners from Studio D – the NFB’s Pioneering Women’s Studio.

I’ll find a way by Beverly Shaffer, Canada, 1977, 25 min, English

When nine-year-old Nadia is allowed to attend a regular school, she knows the kids will tease her but she’ll “find a way to deal with it.” Nadia has spina bifida, a congenital condition that has caused a lack of sensation from the knees down. She uses crutches in order to walk. Nadia, in her own candid way, makes it clear that she is not looking for sympathy. She can do many things that children do, only she has a different way of doing them. Oscar® winner!

If you love this planet by Terre Nash, Canada, 1982, 25 min, English

This film records a lecture given to students by outspoken nuclear critic, Dr. Helen Caldicott, president of Physicians for Social Responsibility in the United States. Her message is clear: disarmament cannot be postponed. Archival film footage of the bombing of Hiroshima and images of its survivors seven months after the attack heighten the urgency of her message: namely, that unless we shake off our indifference and work to prevent nuclear war, we stand a slim chance of surviving the 20th century.

Flamenco at 5:15 de Cynthia Scott, Canada, 1983, 29 min, English

This Oscar-winning film is a visual and emotional thriller. It is an impressionistic record of a flamenco dance class given to senior students of the National Ballet School of Canada by two great teachers from Spain, Susana and Antonio Robledo. The film shows the beautiful young North American dancers– inspired by the flamenco rhythms and mesmerized by Susana’s extraordinary energy–joyously merging with an ancient gypsy culture.

 

 

 

 

 

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Director(s)
Beverly Shaffer
Terre Nash
Cynthia Scott
Country
Canada
Language
English
Duration
79 min