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An earlier Grant Lahood short film starred a snail — but, for Lemming Aid, he called on a highly accomplished cast (including Fiona Samuel, Katie Wolfe, Stephen Papps and Emily Perkins) to tell his darkly humorous tale of culture clash between a Norwegian adventure tourist and New Zealand animal rights activists, trying to save lemmings from their supposedly mass suicidal urges. Samuel and Wolfe are the stars of this Cannes runner-up where lofty ideals count as much as more base human emotions in the attempts to halt the thundering rodent.

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 Grant Lahood
 John Keir

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This is like my favorite short film... EVER.

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1994 Cannes Film Festival
Jury Prize (Runner-up for the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film, shared with England's Syrup)

Festivals include
2002 Locarno (as part of a special NZ retrospective), 1995 Montreal (Short Film Festival), 1995 New York New Directors International Film Festival, 1995 Hamburg (Short Film Festival), 1995 Dublin, 1995 Sao Paulo (Brazil), 1994 BFI London, 1994 Hof (Germany), 1994 Melbourne