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When the Day Breaks (1999)

When the Day Breaks
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A rooster has his last biscuit for breakfast and goes grocery shopping. A pig prepares her breakfast (potato peelings, with the potatoes thrown in the trash) and discovers she needs more milk. Their paths cross, a lemon falls into the sewer, and both lives are changed.
Tags: Short (5), Animation (4), Drama (4), 1999 (2), 1990s (1), 10 Min. (1), Color (1), Canada (1), Society (1), Philosophy (1), NFBCA (1), Youtube (1), Watch Online (1)
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"DIR: Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis SUMMARY: A moment of urban tragedy causes a pig to consider the interconnectedness at the heart of city living. WHY IT'S HERE: Canadian duo Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis's amazing 'When the Day Breaks', a rivetingly unusual piece about interconnected lives. It stars a cast of anthropomorphic animals and opens like a sweet but artistically sumptuous little family tale. However, the plot takes a deeply unexpected, dark turn which sends the short into unexpected "


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