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Her name is Paula. As day breaks over the waking city, she's already at work – looking for clients as she walks a stretch of sidewalk in front of the corner grocery store. She likes handing out dog treats and joining in kids’ games. The grocer's son sees Paula as a reassuring mother figure, and he feels emptiness whenever she is away.

Inspired by a real-life news item, director Dominic Etienne Simard paints a pulsating portrait of a mixed-use, working-class neighbourhood where young families cross paths with prostitutes, their interactions leaving unpredictable ripples in the motley fabric of urban life.

2011, 10 min 29 s

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Special Award for Music Film/Music – for Music- with a cash prize of PLN 10,000 gross
Animator International Animation Festival
July 13 to 18 2013, Poznan - Poland

Best Animated Short
Canadian Screen Awards
March 3 2013, Toronto - Canada

Berlin-Brandenburg Short Award- Best Film- with a cash prize of € 6000
International Shortfilm Festival - Interfilm
November 13 to 18 2012, Berlin - Germany