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What Rhymes with Toxic

Director: Lynn Smith

Canada, 2022, 5 min

Festival Year:2023


Crew:Writer: Lynn Smith. Producers: Lynn Smith, Maral Mohammadian.


Chemical sludge is spilling into the lake. One turtle, in her desperate hour, summons up the courage to leave her home and speak truth to power.


About the director

Veteran animation filmmaker Lynn Smith has been making innovative, award-winning films since 1969, including The Shout It Out Alphabet Film, “Teacher, Lester Bit Me!”, Happy Birthday, This Is Your Museum Speaking, The Sound Collector, Pearl’s Diner (Genie Award), Sandburg’s Arithmetic, Siena, Soup of the Day and, most recently, What Rhymes with Toxic. A mentor to younger generations, she has taught animation in the Cinema Department at Concordia University for more than 20 years, and many of her students have gone on to direct their own award-winning animation.

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