When You Give of Yourself

When You Give of Yourself

| 5 min

Mohammed and Yulanda Faris are generous and devoted patrons of the arts. Through dramatic re-creation, this short documentary captures the spirit of Montreal in the 1950s, the early days of their relationship, and their passion for music and dance. If we all danced more, says Yulanda Faris, we would be happier people.

Produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2010 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

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  • writer
    Lynne Stopkewich
  • director
    Lynne Stopkewich
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • cast
    Michael Antonakos
    Tara Nazemi
  • director of photography
    Gregory Middleton
  • editor
    Lisa Binkley
  • original music
    Don MacDonald
  • sound design
    Kerry Uchida
  • choreographer
    Jennifer Macleish-Lewis
  • art director
    Tony Devenyi
  • set decorator
    Carla Miranda
  • sound recordist
    Brent Calkin
  • wardrobe stylist
    Maria Livingstone
  • makeup
    Tiffany Easton
  • hairstylist
    Amber Porter
  • re-recording mixer
    Bill Sheppard
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen

  • radmila

    How come we never saw this before? What a beautifl and at the same time "ordinary" life story for many of us. I am glad that you still dance!. So lucky to have you as friends

    radmila, 25 Aug 2012
  • pietrobruno

    Loved this film. Found it very moving. Bravo!

    pietrobruno, 3 May 2010