Memories of war

Canada, 1982

Film
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Using vivid animation, the film examines the problem of war, its apparent necessity for creating jobs, protecting oil supplies, etc, and the climate of violence and insecurity which weighs heavily on the world. A haunting film rich with symbolism, this is a filmmaker’s please for a peaceful world in which to raise his newborn son. Using the menacing imagery of the howling wind, the artist evokes viewer to reflet on the insanity of war. While the film is symbolic, its message is unmistakably clear: unless there is an end to conflict, we will continue to see our children swept away like leaves in the wind.

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Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

director

Pierre Herbert

Duration

00:16:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016421

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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