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Directed by Diane Obomsawin
Canada, 2002 (animation, 9 minutes, colour, French)
Also known as "Elbow Room"
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Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada) [French]
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"An office worker arrives bright and early, ready for another day on the job. But wait, there's a new co-worker sitting in a chair uncomfortably close. Pretty soon, elbows are bumping, ink is spilling, and tempers are flaring. Elbow Room demonstrates four common approaches to interpersonal tensions: retreat, aggression, denial and—finally—negotiation. This film is part of the ShowPeace series of lively animated films about conflict resolution. [...]"
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Diane Obomsawin
Produced by: Marcy Page, David Verrall
Animation: Diane Obomsawin
Music: Benoît Fauteux
Production Company: Office national du film du Canada / National Film Board of Canada
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