The Trenches

The Trenches

                                The Trenches
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This animated short by Claude Cloutier is a pictorial account of an attack on Canadian soldiers during WWI. On the edge of the battlefield, recruits are dreading the order to attack. At the signal, a young soldier leaps into a hell of fire and blood where the earth engulfs both the living and the dead. Blending archival images and Cloutier’s hypnotizing brushstroke, the film is a dazzling illustration of the futility of war.

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The Trenches, , provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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    I did NOT want to watch this, but as it is Remembrance Day I felt I should. Amazingly powerful. Thank you.

    None, 11 Nov 2020