Elbow Room / Distances
Catalogue Number: NFB525969
Producer: National Film Board Of Canada
Producers: Marcy Page, David Verrall
Directors: Diane Obomsawin
Producing Agencies: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject: Animation, Health and Medicine, Language Arts, Psychology, Social Issues, Violence, World History
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2002
Running Time: 8:25
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An office worker arrives bright and early, ready for another day on the job. But wait, there's a new co-worker sitting in a chair uncomfortably close. Pretty soon, elbows are bumping, ink is spilling, and tempers are flaring. Elbow Room demonstrates four common approaches to interpersonal tensions: retreat, aggression, denial and - finally - negotiation.
This film is part of the ShowPeace series of lively animated films about conflict resolution. This series has received support from UNICEF and Justice Canada.
Technique: Drawings on paper with computer rendering