Pies (K)

Canada, 1983

Film
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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.)

Credits

producer

Caroline Leaf

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:12:47:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35927

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - New York - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Racism in motion pictures

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ethnicity

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnicity

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Multiculturalism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Prejudices

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Race discrimination

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism - Juvenile films

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social conflict

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

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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