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When the Day Breaks

Directed by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
Canada, 1999 (animation / fiction, 10 minutes, colour)
When the Day Breaks
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"When the Day Breaks is the charming, bittersweet story of Ruby, the pig, whose life takes an unexpected turn after she witnesses the accidental death of a stranger. With deft humour and finely rendered detail, the film illuminates the links which connect our urban lives, while evoking the promise and fragility of a new day. The film, described as a four-year labour of love by the filmmakers, is exquisitely crafted, using pencil and paint on photocopies which gives it a textured look reminiscent of a lithograph or a flickering newsreel. In When the Day Breaks, the ordinary -- a lemon, a toaster, a chance collision on a street corner -- is endowed with a visceral power."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Wendy Tilby
Produced by: David Verrall, Barrie Angus McLean
Animation: Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis
Film Editing: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby
Music: Judith Gruber-Stitzer
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
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