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Marche-dans-la-forêt

Directed by Diane Obomsawin
Canada, 2009 (animation, 3 minutes, colour)
Also known as "Walk-in-the-Forest"
Marche-dans-la-forêt
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"This whimsical animation, reminiscent of NFB classics, follows medicine man Walk-in-the-forest on a walk in the woods that leads to the discovery of an intriguing secret world. Vistas: 13 short films on the theme of 'nationhood.' Produced by the National Film Board of Canada and APTN."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Diane Obomsawin
Produced by: Joe MacDonald, Vanessa Loewen, Michael Fukushima, Derek Mazur, Peter Strutt, David Verrall
Animation: Diane Obomsawin
Music: Judith Gruber-Stitzer
Production Company: Animiki See Digital Productions, Office national du film du Canada / National Film Board of Canada
(sources)

Quote about Marche-dans-la-forêt

"The film [Marche-dans-la-forêt] highlights the Aboriginal connection to nature and animals, but this familiar topic is made humorous by the funny noises the animals make, such as loud crunching as a squirrel eats a nut. The film seems to have an environmental message to it, as the last shot of the magical lake reveals discarded plastic bags hanging from the tree branches. Walk-in-the-Forest has a goofy but mystical feel to it; random pictorial inserts disrupt the narrative linearity and the end leaves the viewer guessing at its meaning."
-- Jennifer Gauthier (source)

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