Apples and Oranges

Apples and Oranges

| 17 min

This short documentary with interspersed animated vignettes is designed to raise children's awareness of the harmful effects of homophobia and gender-related bullying. In the course of a lively in-class discussion, children's paintings magically dissolve into two short animated stories. In Anta's Revenge, Anta finds out that creativity, not revenge, is the best way to deal with a school bully. Defying Gravity tells the story of two skateboarders whose friendship is tested when one of them finds out the other is gay. The animated stories in this video will help elementary school students explore name calling and bullying. The video can assist children aged 8-12 in learning about families, differences and respect.

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  • director
    Lynne Fernie
  • participant
    Douglas Stewart
    Tina Weinberg
  • voice
    Juan Chioran
    Hisani Clarke
    Emily Hampshire
    Megan Fahlenbock
    Cara Pifko
    Janet Bailey
    Pearl Richman
    Albert Chung
    Bill Houston
    Cliff Cardinal
    Dan Petronijevic
  • editor
    Cathy Gulkin
  • cinematographer
    Kim Derko
  • sound recording
    Justine Pimlott
  • art director
    Julie Eknes
  • educational consultant
    Margot Francis
  • writer
    Lynne Fernie
    Laura Kosterski
  • story consultant
    Laura Kosterski
  • animation supervisor
    Andrew Reid
  • character design
    Iriz Pääbo
  • animator
    Ray Cicin
    Nelson Costa
    Miguel Cura
    Gang Huang
    Iriz Pääbo
    Andrew Reid
    Jun Ren
    Barry Sanders
    Alex Uvarov
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
    Susan Gourley
  • original music composer
    Lorraine Segato
  • music
    Lorraine Segato
  • voice recording
    Spence Thomas Audio Post
    Wellesley Sound Studios Inc.
    Victory Drive Recording
  • music recording
    Spence Thomas Audio Post
    Wellesley Sound Studios Inc.
    Victory Drive Recording
  • sound editor
    Tony Reed
  • foley artist
    Karla Baumgardner
    Elana Medicoff
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
    Sally Bochner
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch