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Title: Bully Dance/La danse des brutes
Director: Perlman, Janet
Year: 2000
Length: 10 min 14 s

The "stick people" in Bully Dance are imaginary, but this gritty tale is all too familiar. Like the dance beat pulsating throughout the film, the bully's intimidation of a smaller victim is unrelenting; no one stops the dance until serious harm is inflicted. While Bully Dance offers no simple solutions, it does compel viewers--teachers, parents and children--to take stock of their actions and to find ways to end peer abuse.

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

Janet Perlman

Janet Perlman

Janet Perlman

Janet Perlman

Judith Gruber-Stitzer

Sound design
Judith Gruber-Stitzer

Animation assistance
Luigi Allemano

Animation assistance
Sylvain Lavoie

Digital imaging
Randall Finnerty

Digital imaging - assistance
Osama Afify

Digital imaging resources
Ines Hardtke

Digital imaging resources
Pierre Plouffe

Digital imaging resources
Marie-Nicole Tremblay

Jean Paul Vialard

Post-production coordination
Éric Barbeau

Post-production coordination
Richard Lesage

Gisèle Guilbault

Executive producer
David Verrall

Marcy Page

Technique(s) used

Animated drawings

Drawing on paper with computer rendering