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The Basketball Game

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In 1983, nine-year-old Hart attends Jewish summer camp for the first time, while in a nearby Alberta town a social studies teacher makes headlines after it’s discovered he’s been teaching anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. In the aftermath, the teacher’s former students are invited to Hart’s camp for a picnic and a basketball game. Hart and his campmates are both curious and afraid of what awaits them on the basketball court.

Told from Hart’s perspective, The Basketball Game fuses animation, documentary and personal memoir in a poignant and humorous tale of hope and tolerance in the face of fear and stereotypes.

2011, 05 min 08 s

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Audience Choice Award for Best Short
Jewish Film Festival
March 2 to 10 2013, Seattle - USA

Youth Jury Award for Best Animation
VIEWFINDERS International Film Festival for Youth
April 17 to 21 2012, Halifax - Canada

Junior Youth Jury Award for Most Inspirational Short Film
Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families
April 13 to 20 2012, Vancouver - Canada

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