Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Some French and Chinese with subtitles in English.

Director/Editor: Howard Goldberg
Producer: Ina Fichman
Director of Photography: German Gutierrez
Original Music: Ned Bouhalassa

The applause began as the end credits first appeared. This spontaneous expression of approval is the most sincere praise any audience can bestow on a theatrical performance and in this case it is truly warranted.

Dealing with a subject matter not previously embraced by the movie industry this documentary brings to light the discrimination people have towards short statured males.

Replete with little known facts, including statistics that economists have known for a long time, as well as revealing names of those we might have suspected to be short it is both informative and often humorous. Some of the things are downright funny, others less so because discrimination is not something to laugh at. Crisp editing keeps things moving along.

for some language (couple of swear words).

Following the screening I had a chance to speak with the Director. He told me that in addition to wanting the film to be entertaining and educational he also saw it as a springboard for short men to “come out of the closet”.

In parting he gave me a pass for two people for any show at the Montreal AMC theatre. If you’d like to go see the movie for free drop me a line…first come, first served of course.

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