Pies

Canada, 1983

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Based on a short story by Canadian author Wilma Riley, this animation film is about ethnic prejudice in all its blind viciousness. Mrs. Cherwak is Polish and owns a cow. Mrs. Meuser is a German with entrenched notions of cleanliness. She does not appreciate the cow’s inevitable by-product. The film describes their conflict and its curious resolution over coffee and mincemeat pie. While the author chose to write about the Germans and the Poles she grew up with on the outskirts of Regina, the situation she describes could apply anywhere in the world. (Award: New York.)

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Credits

director

Sheldon Cohen

producer

Caroline Leaf

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:12:47:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1983

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