The dirt flies in this film as neighboring gophers respond to each other with anger and revenge. By sundown, the retaliatory rodents have all but obliterated both their homes. Is there any way they can put the pieces back together?
"Charming...soft-pedaled lesson in conflict resolution." Booklist
WHEN THE DUST SETTLES tackles conflict in lively, humorous and provocative ways. It shows that amidst the chaos that conflicts create, there are still paths to reconciliation.
This film is part of the ShowPeace series of animated films without words, designed as flexible tools to explore conflict resolution. Young children to senior executives can identify with the characters, and gain insight on how to deal creatively with conflict and anger at school, at home, in the workplace and in their communities.
Other titles in the series are:
Dinner for Two - Funny animation teaches lesson on conflict resolution.
Bully Dance - Insight on dealing with bullies.
Elbow Room - Office workers deal with a dispute in this amusing and enlightening animated short.
Tête à Tête à Tête - A playful animated film that provides a thought-provoking commentary on how beings interact.
Dominoes - Lively cut-out animation illustrates the tensions when a newcomer enters a pre-established group.
Grade Level: 3-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1997
DVD ISBN: 0-7722-1166-3
VHS ISBN: 0-7722-0738-0
"Applicable with a wide range of audiences in a variety of situations for teaching effective conflict resolution skills."
"Recommended for corporate libraries...or any large collection in psychology or human relations."
Kelly Hensley, East Tennessee State University, MC Journal
"Will appeal to children and even adults with (its) humorous approach."
"Charming...soft-pedaled lesson in conflict resolution."