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Title: Elbow Room/Distances
Director: Obomsawin, Diane
Year: 2002
Length: 08 min 19 s

An office worker arrives bright and early, ready for another day on the job. But wait, there's a new co-worker sitting in a chair uncomfortably close. Pretty soon, elbows are bumping, ink is spilling, and tempers are flaring. Elbow Room demonstrates four common approaches to interpersonal tensions: retreat, aggression, denial and - finally - negotiation.

This film is part of the ShowPeace series of lively animated films about conflict resolution. This series has received support from UNICEF and Justice Canada. For teaching guides, a parents' guide and recommended resources visit www.nfb.ca/showpeace

Technique: Drawings on paper with computer rendering

Story
Diane Obomsawin

Direction
Diane Obomsawin

Design
Diane Obomsawin

Animation
Diane Obomsawin

Digital imaging
Itsik Romano

Digital imaging specialist
Normand Gauthier

Digital imaging specialist
Susan Gourley

Digital input and output
Jean-Marc Brosseau

Digital assistance
Michel Provençal

Background
Josée Lévesque

Background
Diane Obomsawin

Photography
Marick Boudreau

Lighting
Éric Barbeau

Picture editing
Fernand Bélanger

Sound consultation
Fernand Bélanger

Sound design
Benoît Fauteux

Original music
Benoît Fauteux

Musician
Noah Cannon

Foley
Karla Baumgardner

Foley
Elana Medicoff

Foley recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Foley recording
Patrick Viegas

Re-recording
Serge Boivin

Re-recording
Jean Paul Vialard

ShowPeace series development
Janet Perlman

Post-production coordination
Éric Barbeau

Post-production coordination
Richard Lesage

Post-production coordination
Andrée Lachapelle

Executive producer
David Verrall

Producer
Marcy Page

Technique(s) used

Animated drawings

Drawing on paper with computer rendering