The Spring and fall of Nina Polanski

Canada, 1974

Film
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Episode of Series “Challenge for change/Societe nouvelle”.
An animation film depicting the life of a certain Nina Polanski, who could be any woman. She marries amidst much fanfare and photo-snapping, and settles into a domestic routine of cooking, washing dishes, ironing, and babies. Eventually she becomes the very machines she uses every day, until one day she walks into the woods and takes back her old self.

Credits

co-director

Louise Roy

Joan Hutton

producer

Kathleen Shannon

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:06:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1974

Appears in

Challenge for change/Societe nouvelle

Group of items

Challenge for change/Societe nouvelle

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28844

Language

English

Subject categories

Animation

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Family - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Canada

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Housewives

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women - Canada

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Working mothers

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Home economics

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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