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Choke


Catalogue Number:  SF0002
Producer:  Streel Films
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2011
Running Time:  6
Closed Captions:  Yes


DVD Price:  $59.95
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First Nation’s graffiti artist, Jimmy Linklater, leaves his northern home for the opportunities of the city. However, once there, he quickly realizes that the urban life is not what he’d imagined. In his quest for a better future, he meets a homeless man who sells art on the sidewalk. This encounter reminds him of the stark fate that befalls many First Nations people living within urban centres. As he wanders the streets of lost souls, he is reminded of all that he’s left behind. Inspired by the late, contemporary, First Nation’s artist Kyle Morrisseau, Choke uses stop-motion animation to explore themes of urban isolation and the individual search for identity within modern society.

Sundance Special Jury Honorable Mention in Shortfilmmaking Toronto Intl Film Festival Canada’s Top Ten Selection

Houston Worldfest Remi Award

Genie Nomination – Animated Short

 




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