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Eli's Lesson

Canada, 1992 (MIFF 1994, Youth Film Festival)

Director: Peter D Marshall

Eli lives in a small Hatariat farming community and wants to be a pilot. His guardian uncle, a chicken farmer, has other plans. When his own and his uncle's dreams for his future collide, Eli runs away to find his true vocation in the city. It's here that he must confront the world as it is, away from the safety of his family and community.

Winner of 12 awards from a variety of film festivals around the world, including the Silver Screen award for best children's programming at the 1993 Annual U.S International Film and Video Festival, Eli's Lesson is a moving and subtle film about the desirability and difficulties of following your dreams.

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