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Four Feet Up

2009 - Documentary 46 minutes.
Director/ Writer/ Editor/Soundtrack
National Film Board, Producer: Annette Clarke
Cinematography: Christopher Ball and Nance Ackerman


A look at child poverty in rural Canada through the eyes of 8 year old Isaiah Jackson. Ackerman followed Isaiah from the moment he woke up on November 24th (the anniversary of the promise by the federal government to end Child Poverty by the year 2000) to the moment he goes to bed a year later. Using her stunning imagery and Isaiah's own drawings and photography, Four Feet Up gives the audience a visceral, primal sense of life below the poverty line for a child in rural Canada. Whether that leaves the viewer with a greater appreciation for the struggle or questioning their own beliefs, priorities and prejudices, this film aims to affect change.

Check out more info and photos on the National Film Board site.

CREDITS:
written and directed by NANCE ACKERMAN
produced by ANNETTE CLARKE
director of photography CHRISTOPHER BALL CSC
edited by NANCE ACKERMAN, ROSLYN POWER
sound recordists ARAM KOUYOUMDJIAN, JAMIE ALCORN
sound edit and design PAUL STEFFLER
original music written and performed by JAMIE ALCORN
and NANCE ACKERMAN
executive producer KENT MARTIN

 

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