Christopher Changes His Name

Director: Cilia Sawadogo
Countries: Canada
Year: 2000
Running Time: 7 min.
Language: English

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This animated short for children tells the story of Christopher, a little boy who didn’t want to be called Christopher anymore. Such a common name! When Aunty Gail from Trinidad tells him a story about a Tiger, Christopher changes his name to Tiger. But then he finds a better name. When he has trouble cashing a birthday cheque, he realizes maybe he should stick with his original name… or maybe not?

About the Director

Cilia Sawadogo

Biography: Cilia Sawadogo studied communication, specializing in cinema animation at Concordia University in Montréal. She started her career in 1989, and made many cartoons for Sesame Street. She made her first animated film, La femme mariée à trios hommes, in 1993, for which she has won many awards. Her other animated films include L’Arrêt d’autobus / The Bus Stop and Naissance / Birth. In 1999, she directed her latest film, Le Joueur de cora. Sawadogo also produces video-clips, designs posters, and illustrates books.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
La femme mariée à trios hommes (1997);
Naissance (1997);
L’Arrêt d’autobus (1997);
Le Joueur de cora (2004);
Christopher Changes His Name (2004).

La femme mariée à trios hommes (1993);
Naissance (1993);
L’Arrêt d’autobus (1994);
Le Joueur de cora (1996);
Christopher Changes His Name (2000).