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Part of a series of television programs including interviews with the directors of short animated films as well as the films in their entirety. This video includes: The Legend of the Flying Canoe (La Chasse-galerie) (directed by Robert Doucet): On New Year's Eve in the Gatineau Valley in the late 1800s, a group of loggers yearning to celebrate New Year's Eve with their loved ones make a pact with the devil to ride in a flying canoe... (10 min. 35 sec.); Words (directed by George Geertsen): An adventure story for a stick man and his dog into a world in which words act out their meanings: scare is scary, sob cries, etc. Intended to inspire an interest in reading, especially for those who have difficulties (11 min. 6 sec.); and excerpts from Canada Vignette: Ice; Dreams of a Land; and Neighbours.

1997, 28 min 56 s