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Catalogue Number:  NFB522971
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Tom Daly
Directors:  Sidney Goldsmith
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Canadian Literature, Literature, Politics, Religious Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1970
Running Time:  6m 26s

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A film based on a poem by Earle Birney and a painting by El Greco. The theme
concerns the responsibility of the innovator for the thing he makes. In the
film, a carpenter builds a cross but is reluctant to become involved in the
right or wrong of situations that bring men to die on crosses. His interest is
in his own craftsmanship. To illustrate this moral, the filmmaker used
light-pen drawings, giving colour and emphasis through optical processes.

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