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National Film Board of Canada - Pies

DIRECTED BY - Sheldon Cohen


Based on a short story by Canadian Author Wilma Riley, this animation film is about ethnic prejudice in all its blind viciousness. Mrs. Cherwak is Polish and owns a cow. Mrs. Meuser is a German with entrenched notions of cleanliness. She does not appreciate the cow's inevitable by-product. The film describes their conflict and its curious resolution over coffee and mincemeat pie. While the author chose to write about the Germans and the Poles she grew up with on the outskirts of Regina, the situation she describes could apply anywhere in the world.

GENRES - animation

Film Info

RUNTIME - 12 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1983

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - Canada

LANGUAGE - English


Sheldon Cohen


Alex Pauk

Camera Operator

Pierre Landry

Camera Operator

Raymond Dumas


Sheldon Cohen


Caroline Leaf

Sound Recordist

Jean-Pierre Joutel



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