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Robe de guerre

Directed by Michèle Cournoyer
Canada, 2008 (animation, 5 minutes, black and white)
Also known as "Robes of War"
Robe de guerre
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"War has got inside a woman's very being. Inside her head the soldiers march out, trampling down everything in their path. Like a grieving Madonna, she weeps for son and brother. From her pain and the blood of men killed in battle, an army of women springs up, a powerful column inspired by faith and rebellion. The thirst for justice becomes a thirst for revenge. The woman's body is a weapon, her robes her armour. She who once gave life will deal out death. A film without words."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Michèle Cournoyer
Produced by: Francine Langdeau, Michèle Bélanger, René Chénier, Marcel Jean
Animation: Michèle Cournoyer
Film Editing: Michel Giroux
Music: Walter Boudreau
Production Company: Office national du film du Canada / National Film Board of Canada
(sources)

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