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The Man Who Stole Dreams ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB526486
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Margaret Pettigrew, Kathleen Shannon
Directors:  Joyce Borenstein
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Canadian Literature, Children's Stories, Literature, Psychology
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1987
Running Time:  10:59


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This enchanting and magical animation film, an ode to our dreams during the night, celebrates the creative imagination, uniqueness, and the human spirit. The plot involves a man who steals the dreams of innocent villagers, then eventually tries to sell them back to the townsfolk. Sarah, a young child, is instrumental in alerting the villagers to what has happened and enabling them to find and reclaim their dreams. Suitable for Grade 3 to adult; film, dream, and creativity courses; psychology; and mental health-care programs. Based on Barbara Taylor's book, The Man Who Stole Dreams.


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