Our Collection

Christopher Changes His Name

Top of page

Christopher hates his name - it's just too common! When Aunt Gail from Trinidad tells him a story about a larger-than-life character called Tiger, Christopher changes his name to Tiger. But then he finds a better name... When he has trouble cashing Aunt Gail's birthday cheque made out to Christopher Mulamba, he realizes how special his real name truly is. Maybe he could stick with it... or maybe not!

Christopher Changes His Name is part of the NFB's Talespinners collection. Created for children aged five to nine, Talespinners uses vibrant animation to bring popular stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

2000, 06 min 30 s

Top of page

Award for Most Innovative Short Film or Video - given by the Youth Jury (ages 9+)
Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families
March 4 to 8 2003, Vancouver - Canada

Silver Chris Award - Category: Children and Youth
International Film and Video Festival
October 23 to 26 2001, Columbus - USA

Top of page