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Robes of War

Robes of War

| 5 min

This animated short is a lyrical exploration of the impact of war on women, their bodies and their families. Bringing a feminist sensibility to a contemporary issue, it looks at what happens when war insinuates itself inside the very being of a woman—she who once gave life.

  • script
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • animation
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • direction
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • editing
    Michel Giroux
  • consultant
    Fernand Bélanger
    Pierre Hébert
    Donald McWilliams
  • animation assistant
    Diane Dauphinais
  • original music
    Walter Boudreau
  • organ
    Jean-Willy Kunz
  • music editing
    Alain Thibault
  • sound recording
    Marcel Delambre
    Martin Léveillée
  • sound recording - assistant
    Mario Lemieux
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
    Pierre Plouffe
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
    Nicolas Brault
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • marketing manager
    Christine Noël
  • administrator
    Diane Régimbald
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Michèle Labelle
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • executive producer
    Michèle Bélanger
    René Chénier
  • producer
    Marcel Jean
    Michèle Bélanger
    René Chénier


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Ages 14 to 17

Family Studies/Home Economics - Feminism
History and Citizenship Education - Civil Rights and Freedoms
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues

Why is the burka always associated with violence? By reflecting on women’s roles around the world, students may gain a new understanding of the liberties that exist in Canada. In what countries are women required to wear the burka? Under what legal code is it imposed upon women? Is wearing this garment a voluntary act? Draw parallels with news stories from recent years to talk about the situation of women around the world.

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