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Songs and Dances of the Inanimate World: The Subway

Songs and Dances of the Inanimate World: The Subway

| 14 min

In this animated film without words, filmmaker Pierre Hébert and musicians Robert Lepage and René Lussier worked together, and separately, in their respective media. This cinema/music performance recreates, impressionistically, the dehumanizing environment of the urban subway. Drawings etch the outlines of people hurtling through space in underground tunnels. The soundtrack, elemental and atonal, gives compelling expression to their alienation.

  • director
    Pierre Hébert
  • producer
    Robert Forget
  • camera
    Michael Cleary
    Pierre Landry
  • editing
    Pierre Bernier
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • music
    Robert M. Lepage
    René Lussier


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Ages 12 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Media Education - Film Animation
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

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