A Sufi tale

Canada, 1980

Film
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This animated film is based on an old Persian parable. The inhabitants of a village learn to overcome their fear of the unknown. The benefit of their new-found knowledge is demonstrated. The black-and-white images are reminiscent of German wood-cuts. No dialogue. Music by Normand Roger performed by Gropus 7. (Awards: Athens, USA; Espinho; Murcia.)

Credits

producer/director

Gayle Thomas

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:08:08:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32884

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Animation

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Fear

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Fear

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fear

Literature → Fables

Literature → Folk literature

Literature → Literature

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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