55 Socks

screens: 
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 10:00
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 11:45
location: 
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street
Director: 
Co Hoedeman
length: 
9min
year: 
2011
country: 
Canada

Based on a poem by Marie Jacobs, this animated short by Oscar-winning director Co Hoedeman pays tribute to the ingenuity of the Dutch people during a dark period of their history – the winter of hunger in 1944-45. It's the closing months of the war in occupied Holland. Some women unravel a beautiful bedspread in order to knit 55 socks to barter for food. Reaching back into his childhood memories, Hoedeman has made a simple, poetic film of rare beauty.

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