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How to Be at Home

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  2. Fact Sheet

Lean into loneliness - and know you're not alone in it. Filmmaker Andrea Dorfman reunites with poet Tanya Davis to craft tender and profound animation on the theme of isolation, providing a wise and soaringly lyrical sequel to their viral hit "How to Be Alone".

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: How to Be at Home

    Directed by: Andrea DORFMAN

    Country: Canada

    Year of production: 2020

    Running time: 04 min 51 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: drawing on paper, pixilation

    Process: Colour

    Target public: All audiences

  • Credits

    Directed by: Andrea DORFMAN

    Production: NFB (ONF) - NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA, Annette CLARKE

    Distribution: ONF - OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA, Élise LABBÉ

    Script: Tanya Davis

    Animation: Andrea Dorfman

    Music: Tanya Davis, Daniel Ledwell

    Sound: Sacha Ratcliffe

    Editing: Andrea Dorfman

    Voice: Tanya Davis