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Jump-up. Caribbean Carnival in Canada!

Series: African Rhythms
In this animated film, Sophie learns about some of the culture and traditions of her new neighbour, Lisa, who recently arrived in Canada from the West Indies. This video contains an example of a story within a story as Lisa relates a legend from her culture while preparing to celebrate the Jump-u...

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The Cora Player

Series: African Rhythms
This program provides an example of visual storytelling where viewers construct meaning through images, rather than relying on dialogue. The story is of a young couple in love. Difficulties in their relationship arise due to differences in social class and acceptance within each other's family. M...

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Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend. The Making of Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend

This video provides a behind-the scenes look at all the people and processes involved in making the animated version of Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend.

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A Mother's Earth

Series: Wapos Bay
This award-winning series, produced in Cree, English and French, uses stop-motion animation to portray life in a fictional northern Saskatchewan community. It focuses on issues and events in the lives of children and their supportive families in this traditional Cree community. The adults guide t...

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Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend

Scaredy Squirrel is scared to make a friend. After all, they can bite. When he decides the perfect friend would be a goldfish (no teeth), his plan takes a surprising turn. In the end, he discovers that making the effort has its rewards. Scaredy Squirrel provides an opportunity for classroom discu...

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The Red Hen

This modern version of a classic tale accompanied with bluegrass music and colourful illustrations and animations will support student understanding of the value of hard work.

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Amos McGee, an elderly zookeeper, adheres to a daily routine that involves eating porridge for breakfast, catching the 6 a.m. bus for work and always making time to visit his animal friends. When Amos fails to arrive at the zoo one morning, the animals are concerned and travel to his home. They d...

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Hannah's Story

Hannah Taylor sees her first homeless person in Winnipeg at the age of five. Hannah constantly thinks and worries about the man - where is he staying and what he is eating. When Hannah turns eight, she establishes the Ladybug Foundation, Inc. Hannah speaks to politicians, business leaders, studen...

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Shi-shi-etko

In four days, Shi-shi-etko leaves for residential school. Before she leaves, Shi-shi-etko's mother, father and Yayah share teachings they want her to remember. Shi-shi-etko learns to treasure the world that surrounds her. Yaya gives Shi-shi-etko a small bag made from deer hide and sinew. She tell...

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Our Mother Earth

Mother Earth has been neglected and is in desperate need of care and attention. In this DVD program, young people from around the world bring Earth's plight to the forefront. The Earth is emitting a silent scream and humans are not listening to the language of nature. The young people in the prog...

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Behind the Scenes: Creating the Soundtrack for the Lion and the Mouse

This short video is an interview with Sazi Dlamini, the composer of "The Lion and the Mouse" soundtrack.

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The Lion and the Mouse. An Interview with Jerry Pinkney

This short video is an interview with illustrator, Jerry Pinkney, who talks about his book called "The Lion and the Mouse."

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The Lion and the Mouse

Based on Aesop's fable, this wordless interpretation tells the story of two animals overcoming their instincts and fears for the good of the other. A mother mouse mistakenly awakens a sleeping lion. It takes all of the lion's strength to let the mouse go. The mouse hurries back to her babies, gra...

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The Curious Garden. An Interview with Peter Brown

This short video is an interview with the writer and illustrator, Peter Brown, who talks about his book called "The Curious Garden."

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The Curious Garden

In this animated video, Liam lives in a city that is dark and grey. While exploring one day, Liam discovers a stairwell that leads to old railroad tracks. Among the tracks is a patch of dying wildflowers. Liam decides to take care of the garden. He learns to water and prune the plants. As the gar...