The Paper Kite

Original title
Papirdragen
Production year
1963
Lenght
20 min
Negativ
35 mm colour film
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The short The Paper Kite came out in 1963 and was commissioned by UNICEF and shown in countless countries. The production was a prestigious commission from a large and important organisation.

Egil Monn-Iversen composed the music, Odd Børretzen wrote the manuscript, while Ingse Gude created all the 30 puppets with the help of her trainee, Isdahl Riser.

The film was technically accomplished and was received to great acclaim. It also met with criticism for being naive in its presentation. However, the film was typical of its time in the way it portrayed Third World aid in that era.