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A scientist has invented a teleportation device, but when an observer learns the details of how it works, she is left with a moral dilemma and a meditation on the nature of self and morals. | Add synopsis »
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Kim Handysides ... Woman / Narrator / Singer (voice)
Howard Ryshpan ... Scientist (voice)

Directed by
John Weldon 
Writing credits
John Weldon (written by)

Produced by
Douglas Macdonald .... executive producer
David Verrall .... producer
Original Music by
John Weldon  (as John F. Weldon)
Sound Department
Shelley Craig .... sound re-recordist
Louis Hone .... foley recordist
Jean-Pierre Joutel .... sound re-recordist
Jackie Newell .... sound editor (as Jacqueline Newell)
Lise Wedlock .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacques Avoine .... animation camera
Robin L.P. Bain .... animation camera
Pierre Landry .... animation camera
Animation Department
Colette Brière .... additional color rendering
Joan Churchill .... color design and rendering
Janice Stewart .... additional color rendering
John Weldon .... animator
Music Department
Kate McGarrigle .... musician
Other crew
Carrol Smith .... studio administrator
Heidi Blomkvist .... special thanks
Wendy Tilby .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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10 min


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While entertaining, it will also make you think about many philosophical points, 9 May 2001

This marvelous short from the National Film Board of Canada is sometimes funny, very creative and entertaining, but ultimately leaves you pondering some very serious subjects and it stayed with me for quite a while after I saw it the first time. It shows on O Canada on the Cartoon Network from time to time. Most Recommended.

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