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DOCUMENTARY SHORT | 5 MIN | 2009

HA'AKI

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Ha'Aki is an abstract-impressionist animation film in which the animation and the music were made simultaneously in an organic process of symbiotic creativity. Filmmaker Iriz Pääbo tells the highly subjective story of a hockey game, using NHL stalwart of the '60s and '70s Eric Nesterenko as her muse in this artistic journey. Ha'Aki is an effusive, lyrical, and wonderfully unorthodox interpretation of hockey as played in the mind of an effusive, lyrical and wonderfully unorthodox animation artist.
Film Information
Year: 2008
Length: 5 minutes
Language: English
Country: Canada
Premiere: New York
Cast & Credits
Director: Iriz Pääbo
Screenwriter: Iriz Pääbo
Producer: Michael Fukushima
Original Music: Iriz Pääbo
Re-Recording: Shellly Craig
Press Contacts

Print Source
National Film Board of Canada - Festival Office
National Film Board of Canada
3155 Chemin de la Cote-de-Liesse Saint-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4
Phone: 514 283 9805 x06
festivals@nfb.ca

Sales Contact
Johanne St-Arnauld
National Film Board of Canada
3155 Cote-de-Liesse Road St-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4
Phone: 514 283 2703
j.st-arnauld@nfb.ca
http://www.nfb.ca

Print Source
National Film Board of Canada - Festival Office
National Film Board of Canada
3155 Chemin de la Cote-de-Liesse Saint-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4
Phone: 514 283 9805 x06
festivals@nfb.ca

Sales Contact
Johanne St-Arnauld
National Film Board of Canada
3155 Cote-de-Liesse Road St-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4
Phone: 514 283 2703
j.st-arnauld@nfb.ca
http://www.nfb.ca

Special Note

Note: This film will screen as part of the Shorts: Human Landscapes program.

About the Director(s)
Iriz Pääbo has directed, animated, edited, and written music for the independent animated films I've Got a Little Brother, My Quills Click When I Walk, Bon Vivant, and Wake Up/Wake Up. Her 1991 breakthrough film, Leaving the Poisons Behind, aired nationally in Canada and Australia and screened at international festivals including Los Angeles, Leipzig, and Uppsala.

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