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Francine Desbiens

Available films

2 of Francine Desbiens films are available for viewing in this section.

Title: My Child, My Land/Mon enfant, ma terre

Year: 1998

Length: 04 min 05 s

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Synopsis : A shocking film about antipersonnel land mines and a barbarous complacency. Every year hundreds of men, women and children are wounded or killed by antipersonnel land mines. My Child, My Land denounces the use of this hideous weapon. It particularly denounces the complicity of the industrialized nations. If such a horror exists, it is because someone has invented it, and someone else has manufactured it. Can we imagine such barbarity behind the faces of our neighbour? our father? ourselves? This hard-hitting animation film demands that we ask ourselves these questions.


Title: The Tournament/Le Tournoi

Year: 1995

Length: 06 min 31 s

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Synopsis : A little deaf girl who plays against an arrogant boy in a chess tournament is unaffected by his scorn but responds warmly to the attentions of a young poet. Based on article 23 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, this film illustrates disabled children's right to enjoy a full and decent life. A film without words.