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Title: Memories of War
Director: Hébert, Pierre
Year: 1983
Length: 16 min 10 s

This haunting animation film, rich with symbolism, is the filmmaker's plea for a peaceful world in which to raise his newborn son. Using the menacing imagery of the howling wind, the artist provokes viewers to reflect 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.

Director
Pierre Hébert

Animation
Pierre Hébert

Editing
Pierre Hébert

Sound editing
Pierre Hébert

Producer
Robert Forget

Camera
Michael Cleary

Animation camera
Raymond Dumas

Re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel

Music
Normand Roger

Technique(s) used

Drawing and etching on film

Etching on film