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Catalogue Number:  NFB525764
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  André Gladu
Directors:  Vali Fugulin
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Mathematics, Psychology, Science, Social Issues
Language:  French
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2000
Running Time:  25:51

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Instead of impersonal and peopled by strangers, what if the world were smaller than we thought? Vali Fugulin intrepidly sets off to test the theory of six degrees of separation, according to which no more than six people separate each member of the planet. The earth's more than six billion inhabitants would thus form a gigantic human chain. The filmmaker asks strangers in the Montreal métro to find the path towards other presumed strangers. She also asks them to add their words to a chain letter which, implicitly, is a defence of creation. Extending the experiment even further, she asks Japanese visitors to trace their connections back to her. The idea is compelling: that each of us have invisible links with all members of the human race. In French with English subtitles.

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