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

Language

English

Duration

00:06:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28844

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

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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