The Hometown

Canada, 1979

Film
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A collection of tapestries designed and sewn by the filmmaker, Bettina Matzkuhn, illustrate the lyrics of a song about a young girl’s hometown. Animation is created through a combination of sewing and cinematic techniques. The needlework, done in a naive style, is well suited to the bright colours and varied textures of the work. A lively film designed to promote interest in the art of tapestry

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Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Jack Long

director

Bettina Matzkuhn

Duration

00:05:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014233

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Tapestry

Animation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts - Canada

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts and crafts movement

Crafts & Visual Arts → Handicraft

Crafts & Visual Arts → Needlework

Crafts & Visual Arts → Tapestry

Crafts & Visual Arts → Textile crafts

Crafts & Visual Arts → Texture (Art)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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