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Bully Dance/La danse des brutes

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The "stick people" in Bully Dance are imaginary, but this gritty tale is all too familiar. Like the dance beat pulsating throughout the film, the bully's intimidation of a smaller victim is unrelenting; no one stops the dance until serious harm is inflicted. While Bully Dance offers no simple solutions, it does compel viewers--teachers, parents and children--to take stock of their actions and to find ways to end peer abuse.

This film is part of the ShowPeace series of lively animated films about conflict resolution. This series has received support from UNICEF and Justice Canada. For teaching guides, a parents' guide and recommended resources visit www.nfb.ca/showpeace

Technique: Drawings on paper with computer rendering

2000, 10 min 14 s

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Award for Best Animated Short Film given by the Children's jury
Festival International du film pour enfants (FIFEM)
March 2 to 9 2002, Montréal - Canada

Grand Prix de Montréal - Category: Best Short Film
Festival International du film pour enfants (FIFEM)
March 2 to 9 2002, Montréal - Canada

Honorable Mention - Category: Contemporary Social Issues
Itinerant - National Council on Family Relations
November 6 to 11 2001, Minneapolis - USA

First Prize short film & video animation given by the adult Jury in recognition of outstanding achievement in children's media
International Children's Film Festival
October 25 to November 4 2001, Chicago - USA

Chris Statuette - Category: Education and Information
International Film and Video Festival
October 23 to 26 2001, Columbus - USA

Guri Prize - Best Film or Video production of the festival
Festival internacional de Cine para Ninos / DIVERCINE
July 9 to 20 2001, Montevideo - Uruguay

Festival Prize for Best Animation Film
Festival internacional de Cine para Ninos / DIVERCINE
July 9 to 20 2001, Montevideo - Uruguay

Golden Slipper Award - Category: Animated Film
International Film Festival for Children and Youth
May 27 to June 2 2001, Zlin - Czech Republic

Festival Partner Prize - by Kodak for best animated film - with 1220 metres of film material Kodak Vision
International Film Festival for Children and Youth
May 27 to June 2 2001, Zlin - Czech Republic

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