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Title: When the Dust Settles/Et la poussière retombe...
Director: Johnson, Louise
Year: 1997
Length: 07 min 11 s

The prairie wind is not responsible for the dirt flying in this video; the culprits are neighbouring gophers with an un-neighbourly appetite for anger and revenge. Before sundown, the retaliatory rodents have all but obliterated both of their homes... is there any way they can put the pieces back together? When the Dust Settles tackles conflict in a lively, humorous and provocative way. It shows that amidst the chaos that conflicts create, there are still paths to reconciliation.

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: Drawn under camera

Director
Louise Johnson

Script
Louise Johnson

Animation
Louise Johnson

Producer
Barrie McLean

Associate producer
Janet Perlman

Sound
Louis Hone

Sound
Nathalie Morin

Editing
Hannele Halm

Sound editing
Jean-Pierre Joutel

Sound editing
Wojtek Klis

Voice
Patrice Arbour

Voice
Bernard Carez

Music
Judith Gruber-Stitzer

Technique(s) used

Animated drawings

Drawing on paper with computer rendering