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Lights for Gita ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB526472
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Tamara Lynch, David Verrall, Isobel Marks
Directors:  Michel Vo
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Arts, Canadian Literature, Canadian Social Issues, Children's Stories, Diversity, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Holidays, Literature, Religious Studies, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2001
Running Time:  7:34


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Eight-year-old Gita can't wait to celebrate Divali, the Hindu festival of lights, in her new home. But it's nothing like New Delhi, where she comes from. The weather is cold and grey and a terrible ice storm cuts off the power, ruining her plans for a party. Obviously, a Divali celebration now is impossible. Or is it? As Gita experiences the glittering beauty of the icy streets outside, the traditional festival of lights comes alive in a sparkling new way.

Lights for Gita is part of the NFB's Talespinners collection. Created for children aged five to nine, Talespinners uses vibrant animation to bring popular stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.


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