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.

Credits

director

Pierre Herbert

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:16:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33775

Subject categories

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Anti-war works

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Peace

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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