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Distant Islands

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As in her previous film, the award-winning The Hometown, the filmmaker has used appliqué and embroidered tapestries to animate a story from her childhood. Distant Islands recalls a young girl's happy summers spent sailing with her family off the coast of British Columbia. Each tapestry, meticulously stitched by hand with brightly coloured yarns, evokes a memory of leisurely days at sea, drifting among the islands.

1981, 06 min 08 s

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Honorable Mention - Category: Animation
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 30 to June 4 1983, New York - USA

Silver Dolphin for the Best Children Film
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 10 to 14 1982, Espinho - Portugal

Award of $500CDN given by the Queen City Film Society and the Canadian Commission for the Inernational Year of the Child for the Best Overall Children's Production
Yorkton Film Festival
November 1 to 7 1982, Yorkton - Canada

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