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55 Socks ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB553967
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Laurie Gordon, Peter Lindhout, Julie Roy, René Chénier
Directors:  Co Hoedeman
Producing Agencies:  Coconino ([s.l.]),MusiVision (Saint-Hyacinthe),National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Canadian History, Family Studies/Home Economics, History, Literature, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2011
Running Time:  8m 37s
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Based on a poem by Marie Jacobs, the animated short 55 socks,
by Oscar-winning director Co Hoedeman, pays tribute to the
ingenuity of the Dutch people during a dark period of their history – the winter
of hunger
in 1944-45. It's the closing months of the war in occupied
Holland and some women unravel a beautiful bedspread in order to knit 55 socks
to barter for food. Reaching back into his childhood memories, Hoedeman has
made a simple, poetic film of rare beauty.


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