The Sniffing Bear

The Sniffing Bear

| 7 min

This animated film uses the Arctic landscape and the traditional Inuit characters of the Bear, the Seal and the Owl to raise young people's awareness about the harmful effects of substance abuse. A polar bear experiences hallucinations after inhaling fumes from an abandoned gas can. A nearby owl and seal help to show the bear the error of his ways, thus preventing him from falling further into addiction. This film was an initiative of the Natives of the Institution La Macaza to warn children of the dangers of inhaling toxic chemicals.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • script
    Co Hoedeman
  • animation
    Co Hoedeman
  • camera
    Co Hoedeman
  • direction
    Co Hoedeman
  • editing
    Suzanne Allard
  • music
    Guy Trépanier
  • sound design
    Guy Trépanier
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Shelley Craig
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary

  • Snodgerino

    This is amazing. What a fantastic cautionary tale

    Snodgerino, 12 Oct 2011