I'll Find a Way
Canada, 1977 (documentary, 26 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as
"Je trouverai un moyen"
|Photo © National Film Board of Canada|
"When nine-year-old Nadia is allowed to attend a regular school, she knows the kids will tease her but she'll 'find a way to deal with it.' Nadia has spina bifida, a congenital condition that has caused a lack of sensation from the knees down. She uses crutches in order to walk. Nadia, in her own candid way, makes it clear that she is not looking for sympathy. She can do many things that children do, only she has a different way of doing them."
-- National Film Board of Canada
|Film Credits (partial):
||Yuki Yoshida, Kathleen Shannon|
||National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada|
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Quotes about I'll Find a Way
"One of [Studio D's] earliest successes was Beverly Shaffer's Academy-Award-winning short I'll Find a Way (1977). This moving story of a young girl's struggle with the neurological disorder spina bifida was one of a ten-part series, The Children of Canada, all directed by Shaffer."
-- Jack C. Ellis, Betsy A. McLane
"Studio D's rise to fame began in 1978 when director Beverly Shaffer, upon receiving the first Academy Award garnered by the Film Board since 1952 for I'll Find a Way, thanked the NFB women's unit for its support of her work -- in front of one of the largest annual prime time TV audences in North America."
-- Chris Scherbarth
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