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When all the leaves are gone [videorecording] = Quand toutes les feuilles seront tombées /
Writer and director, Alanis Obomsawin.
edition
Widescreen
imprint
[Montreal, Que.] : National Film Board of Canada, 2010.
description
1 videodisc (ca. 18 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Montreal, Que.] : National Film Board of Canada, 2010.
standard identifier
698193243108
publisher #
153C 9910 460
credits note
Editor, Alison Burns ; camera, Philippe Amiguet ; original music, Luc-Dominique Tremblay, Normand Guilbeault.
general note
This DVD does not have scene selection.
performer
Rosalie Dumas, Daphnée Vincent, Justine Rolland, Marie-Josée Corneau, Margie Hoff.
abstract
"As the only First Nations student in an all-white 1940s school, eight-year old Wato is keenly aware of the hostility towards her. She deeply misses the loving environment of the reserve she once called home, and her isolation is sharpened by her father's serious illness. When Wato's teacher reads from a history book describing First Nations peoples as ignorant and cruel, it aggravates her classmates' prejudice. Shy and vulnerable Wato becomes the target of their bullying and abuse. Alone in her suffering, she finds solace and strength in the protective world of her magical dreams. Inspired by personal experiences of writer and director Alanis Obomsawin, When All the Leaves are Gone combines autobiography, fiction and fable to create a deeply moving story about the power of dreams."--NFB website.
language note
In English, French, Waban-Aki, Atikamekw, Innu, or Inuktitut ; closed captioned.
catalogue key
9280335
technical details
DVD, widescreen.

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