The Girl Who Hated Books and a few other films…

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Winnipeg Public Libraries – Westwood Library
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The National Film Board has compiled a list of films for this year’s TD Summer Reading Club (TD SRC).

 

An Artist | Michèle Cournoyer | 1994 | 5 min

In this short animation, a girl is so carried away by her love of music that she forgets about her household chores.

Asthma Tech | Jonathan Ng | 2006 | 7 min

Filmmaker Jonathan Ng turns the notion of “otherness” on its head in his animation film.

The Girl Who Hated Books | Jo Meuris | 2006 | 7 min

Meena, whose name means “fish” ins Sanskrit, does not like to read. One day while searching for her kitten Max, Meena is introduced to the magical worlds within books, and nothing, as they say, is the same after that.

Gaston’s Recital |André Melançon | 1981 | 21 min

This short fiction film about a young boy torn between conflicting loyalties is resolved with humour and wisdom.

Roses sing on new snow |Yuan Zhang | 2002 | 7 min

In this animated short, Maylin cooks mouth-watering meals at her father’s restaurant in Chinatown, but her father and brothers take all the credit. When a dignitary from China visits and tastes one her dishes, Maylin finally earns recognition.

The Sound Collector | Lynn Smith | 1982 | 11 min

This animated short features Leonard, a 6-year-old boy with the unusual hobby of collecting sounds.

Catuor | Judith Klein | 1970 | 4 min

This film is about cats–actually, one very clever cat. The title is a play on the French quatuor, meaning quartet, but the chorus is not the usual alley-cat variety.

I can make art like Maud Lewis | Jane Churchill | 2005 | 12 min

In this short film from the I Can Make Art Like… series, a group of Grade 6 students are inspired by Maud Lewis, the celebrated Nova Scotian folk artist who painted scenes of country life.

 

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