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Dominoes animates the tiles of this age-old game to illustrate an oddly shaped domino's struggle to belong. Set to tunes inspired by Brazil's chorinho music, the film gives a new spin to the old domino theory as the characters ultimately learn about openness, flexibility, cooperation... and sharing one's dots.

This film is part of the ShowPeace series of lively animated films about conflict resolution. This series has received support from UNICEF and Justice Canada. For teaching guides, a parents' guide and recommended resources visit

Technique: Cut-out animation

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Dominoes, Daniel Schorr, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • story
    Daniel Schorr
  • direction
    Daniel Schorr
  • design
    Daniel Schorr
  • animation
    Daniel Schorr
  • editing
    Daniel Schorr
  • sound concept
    Normand Roger
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • sound concept - collaboration
    Denis Chartrand
  • music collaboration
    Denis Chartrand
  • musician
    Michel Dupire
    Patrick Vetter
    François Pilon
  • music recording
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • music editing
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
  • additional picture editing
    José Heppell
    Oana Suteu
  • technical assistance
    Pierre Landry
    Susan Gourley
    Richard Fiset
    Paul Longueville
  • ShowPeace series development
    Janet Perlman
  • marketing
    Hélène Tanguay
    Melissa Wheeler
  • production coordination
    Elaine Largie
  • production supervision
    Richard Lesage
    Jelena Popovic
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marcy Page