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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1979 - 18.26 August

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Category: Edition 1979

Stephen is one of the 4 inhabitants of the Lennard island. Where he lives there are no roads or ports, but there is a ghost. There is a path called Sam named after the dog who discovered it. Stephen Thomas 10 or 12 years of age leads a special life. A forest at the doorstep, a newspaper of advertising, a brother who wants him to come back to him on a cow. His father is officially in charge at the Lennard Island Station, located outside the Vancouver Island. Out of this situation, he plays in a cricket team of four people, simultaneously with his brother he makes chemistry experiments in his mother's kitchen. Stephen with sensitivity leads us into the "beautiful Lennard Island" as he calls it. Stephen lives on the island a life in total difference of the other parts out of his world.

Category Official Competition
Section Official Competition
Tipology Short Film, Documentary
Duration 24'
Production Year 1977
Nationality Canada
Directed by Beverly Shaffer
Main cast David Holland, Stephen Thomas Holland, Tony Holland

 regista beverly shafferBEVERLY SHAFFER

Beverly Shaffer is a filmmaker in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Shaffer spent the bulk of her professional career with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), directing short documentaries and dramas, including I'll Find a Way, a documentary about a young girl with spina bifida which won the 1977 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
Shaffer won more than forty international awards with the National Film Board. She joined the NFB's newly created women's studio, Studio D, in 1975 after her proposal for a series of short documentaries about children was approved by Studio D head Kathleen Shannon. The ten films in her Children of Canada series included the Oscar-winner I'll Find a Way.