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Based on a short story by James Reil, this sensitive animation film evokes the flavour of days gone by and pays tender tribute to those who farmed the Prairies in the 1920s. With a few deft strokes, the film portrays the hardships these people had to endure in their struggle for survival. The film's focus is on the life of one family whose autumn harvesting days are coloured by the death of a neighbour during childbirth.

1986, 08 min 57 s

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Prize
Northwest Film and Video Festival
November 14 to 23 1986, Portland - USA

Honorable Mention
PIMA (Pacific Instructional Media Association)
October 22 to 25 1986, Victoria - Canada