Barb Taylor

2011, 03:40 minutes, colour, English


Peaceosaurus is a short animated film about a baby dinosaur that lives in a city ravine. When she decides to visit a playground havoc ensues! Two children step up and try to resolve the conflict. This film is great for discussions with children on conflict resolution.

Peaceosaurus was produced in conjunction with the York University Children as Peacemakers program which explores a way of dealing with the day to day conflicts that occur as a normal part of all schools. We hope that this film and the program will have a positive impact on subsequent education, quality/longevity of relationships, encounters with conflict/violence, future plans/aspirations, and more. 

Narrated by child actor Isabella Lobo,
Peaceosaurus is animated in bright child friendly colours with lively music by Irish musician October Brown. Peaceosaurus is directed and animated by Barb Taylor a filmmaker who focuses on progressive and feminist topics.

Peaceosaurus is based on a book of the same name written by grade 3 children at the Downtown Alternative School in Toronto: Caitlin Burrell, Diego Filmus, Nathalie Herve-Azevedo & Daniel Nyman. It was illustrated by another grade 3 student Pandora Kathleen Cruise Syperek.

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