Why?

Why?

Release date:

1993

Running time:

12 minutes

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

No

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A 60-year-old woman responds to the question, "Why are you in art school at your age?" by telling the story of the struggles and adventures that have brought her to this stage of her life. Using a narrative voice and a variety of visual techniques-photographs, drawings, paintings, cartoons, computer graphics-she touches on experiences and issues that resonate for many women-marriage, mothering, welfare, work, isolation, depression, survival, and strength.

Award(s): NFB Award for Animation, The Vancouver International Film Festival; Norman McLaren Award, Canadian Student Film Festival; One of only three Canadian shorts to be chosen for the Sundance Film Festival; Jury Prize, Northwest Film and Video Festival, Oregon; Special Jury Award, Aspen Filmfest, Colorado

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