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Mr. Bear's Song

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This charming video reveals the story behind the creation of a unique children's book.

Follow Fiona Garrick in her print shop, as she takes you along on a special journey of creation; whether writing, engraving, mixing ink colours, operating a 100-year-old printing press or hand binding, she treats every aspect of bookmaking with extraordinary skill and craft. In the era of the superstore and the media conglomerate, Garrick's work demonstrates that there is a place in a high-tech world for careful, contemplative creation.

Combining storytelling with passion and artistry, Mr. Bear's Song is destined to become a classic.

1997, 16 min 25 s

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Silver CINDY Award - Category: Education (K thru 12)
Itinerant - International CINDY Competition
September 1 1999, Spring Valley - USA

Bronze Award
WorldFest / Flagstaff International Film Festival
November 13 to 22 1998, Houston - USA

Honorable Mention
International Film and Video Festival
October 19 to 22 1998, Columbus - USA

Panasonic Award - for recognition of video production with the highest overall level of quality standards
Itinerant - AMTEC
June 3 to 6 1998, Edmonton - Canada

Award of Excellence
Itinerant - AMTEC
June 3 to 6 1998, Edmonton - Canada

Neil Shipman Award for Excellence in Production
Women in Cinema Film Festival
January 23 to 29 1998, Seattle - USA