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A film based on a poem by Earle Birney and a painting by El Greco. The theme concerns the responsibility of the innovator for the thing he makes. In the film, a carpenter builds a cross but is reluctant to become involved in the right or wrong of situations that bring men to die on crosses. His interest is in his own craftsmanship. To illustrate this moral, the filmmaker used light-pen drawings, giving colour and emphasis through optical processes.

1970, 06 min 26 s

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Third Prize
Hawaii Film Festival
January 10 to 16 1972, Honolulu - USA

Chris Statuette - Category: Religion and Ethics
International Film and Video Festival
October 21 1971, Columbus - USA

Diploma of Merit
International Film Festival
June 4 to 19 1971, Melbourne - Australia

Red Ribbon Award
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 11 to 15 1971, New York - USA

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