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AnimaFeast 95 - Volume 1

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A compilation of eight animated films offering innovative graphics combined with outlandish nonsense, flights of fancy, breathtaking poetry, and stirring reality. Titles include: Watching TV: Disturbing and provocative images and sounds force viewers to examine their viewing habits and the effects of television violence (4 min. 57 sec.); Trawna Tuh Belvul: The travellers, their stories, and the blend of sounds, music, and Earle Birney's reading of his poem contribute to the train journey from Toronto to Belleville, Ontario (14 min. 10 sec.); Between Red and Blue: Within a circle humans exploit animals--predators and victims sharing the same space, for good or for evil (7 min. 13 sec.); Divine Fate: An environmental cautionary tale of a mythical universe whose existence is threatened by the arrival of unthinking and uncaring visitors (10 min. 45 sec.); Expectations/L'Attente: A pregnant woman senses the danger the world holds for her unborn child in this film about survival and the hopes we cherish for our children (7 min. 25 sec.); Animastress: When a barnful of maltreated hens accidentally see a video of a mother hen surrounded by her happy brood, they rise up in revolt but nevertheless end up as fast-food. When food is manufactured with the sole goal of profit, how does it affect those who consume it? (6 min. 19 sec.); Bob's Birthday: When Margaret plans a celebration for her husband, Bob, she underestimates the sudden impact of middle age on his mood (12 min. 18 sec.); and The End of the World in Four Seasons/La Fin du Monde en quatre saisons: Cartoon conventions are toyed with in eight interlocking stories which unfold simultaneously in eight windows on the screen to the accompaniment of Vivaldi's Four Seasons (12 min. 57 sec.).

1995, 76 min 32 s

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