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Talespinners Collection Part One - 4 Animated Tales

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Talespinners is a collection of short animated films for children aged 5 to 9. Many of the stories are original, with cross-cultural themes, while others are retellings of popular tales from around the world. All feature finely crafted animation, appealing characters and dynamic narration.

The Chinese Violin (8:21)
A young girl and her father leave everything familiar behind when they move to Canada from China.
The only piece of home they bring is a Chinese violin, which helps them face the challenges of starting new lives.
Director: Joe Chang
Producer: George Johnson

Friends of Kwan Ming (6:51)
Kwan Ming makes three friends on his journey from China to the New World. Once the men arrive, they finally find work, but Kwan Ming lets his friends have the best jobs. His generosity pays off when his friends come to his aid.
Director: Christine Amber Tang
Producer: Tamara Lynch

From Far Away (6:39)
Saoussan, a young girl, struggles to adjust to life in Canada after being uprooted from her wartorn homeland.
Directors: Shira Avni, Serene El-Haj Daoud
Producer: Michael Fukushima

Lights for Gita (7:25)
Eight-year-old Gita can't wait to celebrate Divali, the Hindu festival of lights, in her new home. But Canada is nothing like India, and an ice storm threatens to ruin her plans for a party.
Director: Michel Vo
Producer: Tamara Lynch

2002, 29 min 48 s

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