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| 7 min

In this short, poetic film, a woman, 9 months pregnant, senses the danger the world holds for her unborn child. She wanders the city holding her camera, expressing and transforming this anxiety through photographic images. Combining live-action images with paper cut-outs, this moving film is about the survival of life on earth, and the hopes we cherish for our children. A film without words.

  • director
    Suzanne Gervais
  • camera
    Suzanne Gervais
  • animation
    Suzanne Gervais
  • producer
    Yves Leduc
  • script
    Suzanne Gervais
    Hélène Ouvrard
  • editing
    Monique Fortier
  • music
    Ginette Bellavance
    Daniel Toussaint


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Ages 14 to 16

Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values

The teacher can ask students to create an identity for the main character and act out an excerpt from the film; experiment with photography as a starting point for a group work of art; take snapshots of striking or touching everyday scenes; create a photo-novel using software such as PowerPoint; write a narration based on their personal interpretation of the film; and/or identify and comment on the issues that the character is worried about.

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