Ha'Aki

Shorts in Competition: Documentary

New York Premiere

Canada | 5 MINUTES

HA'AKI

Female Director(s), Sports, Documentary, Animation
Ha'Aki is an abstract-impressionist animation film in which the animation and the music were made simultaneously in an organic process of symbiotic creativity. Filmmaker Iriz Pääbo tells the highly subjective story of a hockey game, using NHL stalwart of the '60s and '70s Eric Nesterenko as her muse in this artistic journey. Ha'Aki is an effusive, lyrical, and wonderfully unorthodox interpretation of hockey as played in the mind of an effusive, lyrical and wonderfully unorthodox animation artist.

Note: This film will screen as part of the Shorts: Human Landscapes program.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Iriz Pääbo and Iriz Pääbo

Iriz Pääbo has directed, animated, edited, and written music for the independent animated films I've Got a Little Brother, My Quills Click When I Walk, Bon Vivant, and Wake Up/Wake Up. Her 1991 breakthrough film, Leaving the Poisons Behind, aired nationally in Canada and Australia and screened at international festivals including Los Angeles, Leipzig, and Uppsala.
Screenwriter
Iriz Pääbo
Original Music
Iriz Pääbo
Re-Recording
Shellly Craig
Director
Iriz Pääbo
Producer
Michael Fukushima

CONTACTS

Main Contact
Madeleine Bélisle
National Film Board of Canada
3155 Côte de Liesse Road Saint-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4
Phone: 514 283 9805 x06
festivals@nfb.ca
Sales Contact
Johanne St-Arnauld
National Film Board of Canada
3155 Cote-de-Liesse Road St-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4
Phone: 514 283 2703
j.st-arnauld@nfb.ca
http://www.nfb.ca
Producer
Michael Fukushima
National Film Board of Canada
3155 Cote-De-Liesse Rd Saint-Laurent, H4N 2N4
Phone: 514 283 9805/06
festivals@nfb.ca
Print Source
National Film Board of Canada - Festival Office
National Film Board of Canada
3155 Chemin de la Cote-de-Liesse Saint-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4
Phone: 514 283 9805 x06
festivals@nfb.ca