The NFB is committed to respecting your privacy

We use cookies to ensure that our site works efficiently, as well as for advertising purposes.

If you do not wish to have your information used in this way, you can modify your browser settings before continuing your visit.

Learn more
Ex-enfant

Ex-enfant

| 4 min

Ce court métrage d’animation raconte l’histoire d’un homme et de son fils, tous deux enrôlés, lors d’un conflit armé. Tapi au fond de la tranchée, le jeune garçon est paralysé par la peur. Son père le remplace au poste de tir et est aussitôt abattu. Saisi d'horreur, l'enfant comprend que la guerre n'est pas un jeu. Inspiré par l'article 38 de la Convention des Nations Unies relative aux droits de l'enfant, ce film illustre le droit de l'enfant de moins de 15 ans à ne pas être enrôlé dans l'armée.


Credits
  • director
    Jacques Drouin
  • script
    Jacques Drouin
  • animation
    Jacques Drouin
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary
  • sound
    Louis Hone
  • editing
    Suzanne Allard
  • sound editing
    Gilles Quintal
  • voice
    Cedric Dind-Lavoie
    Mark Biunno
    Vincent Lambert
    Benoit Lussier
    François-Olivier Therrien
  • music
    Lucie Jasmin

Suggestions

Enjoy the NFB experience on your favourite device. 

Education

Ages 9 to 12

Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues

Warnings: Violence: Bombing, Guns, Father is shot

In this wordless animated short film, a boy goes from tending the fields with his family to being forced to be a child soldier. Part of the Rights from the Heart series, this film was inspired by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states children under the age of 15 have the right to not be recruited into the armed forces. Students could answer research questions such as: Why are children used as soldiers? How does the role of soldier impact a child’s development? How can children be protected from becoming soldiers? Then they could reflect more personally or have a class discussion about how being a child soldier would affect their lives and what actions can be taken to protect children.

Ex-enfant
Also available

Embed this code on your site

Video player width

by Reset