A film directed by Co Hoedeman :
The Blue Marble is a story about a young girl kidnapped from her village and forced by insurgents to become a ruthless child soldier. Using facts and fiction, the narrator tells a story of oppression and hope.
A large part of my film career has been dedicated to making films about and for children, with an emphasis on their creativity and imagination. This time around, children are still the focal point, but the perspective is very different. This film concerns the children who are abused and preyed upon to serve as child soldiers in war-torn countries. Wherever in the world they live, these children all have one thing in common: They are at the mercy of adults who exploit them for their own selfish needs, without regard to their basic rights as human beings. These children are treated as throwaway goods. – Co Hoedeman
The short animated film The Blue Marble directed by Co Hoedeman has been given two new funding sources:
The Filmmaker Assistance Program from the National Film Board of Canada and a production grant from the Canada Arts Council!MJSTP FIlms is looking forward to this new…
The Blue Marble gets an important person onboard: the Lieutenant-Général Roméo Dallaire is now acting as a script consultant on the project!
MJSTP Films would like to thank the Quebec Arts Council for funding The Blue Marble! We are now in full production!
Director, Script and Animation: Co Hoedeman
Producer and Special Effects: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Delegate Producer: Galilé Marion-Gauvin
Special Effects: Brigitte Archambault and Keyu Chen