Top priority

Canada, 1981

Film
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Set in an unspecified Third World country, this animated film, based on a short story by Enver Carim, suggests that “top priority” means different things to governments and to the governed. A drought-stricken family maintains a long and desperate vigil for a cloud of dust on the horizon signalling the arrival of irrigation pipes and pump. They are rewarded with a military convoy instead. Its top priority is a border war with a neighboring state, not pipes for the life-saving water the family must have.

Credits

producer/director

Ishu Patel

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:09:39:00

Colour

Colour

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