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When the Day Breaks - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB527881
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  David Verrall, Barrie Angus McLean
Directors:  Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Diversity, Family Studies/Home Economics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Issues
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1999
Running Time:  9:35
Closed Captions:  Yes

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After witnessing the accidental death of a stranger, Ruby seeks affirmation in the city around her, and finds it in surprising places. With deft humour and finely rendered detail, When the Day Breaks illuminates the links which connect our urban lives, while evoking the promise and fragility of a new day. Co-directors Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis use pencil and paint on photocopies to achieve a textured look suggestive of a lithograph or a flickering newsreel. In When the Day Breaks, the ordinary--a lemon, a toaster, a chance collision on a street corner--is endowed with a visceral power. A film without words.

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