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Le singe bleu

Directed by Esther Valiquette
Canada, 1992 (documentary, 29 minutes, colour, French)
Also known as "The Measure of Your Passage"
Le singe bleu
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)
Video (National Film Board of Canada) [French]

Film Description:
"This film is a voyage into the self -- and into time. When a young woman learns she is harbouring the AIDS virus, she feels compelled to reflect upon human existence. She travels back to the Bronze Age. As she wanders in the ruined sites of the ancient Minoans, she observes that their passage is still visible four thousand years later. Today the world is held hostage by a killer disease that is stealthier than a volcano, but it exacts the same price. Now, as then, some profound questions exist: How does humanity define itself? How do we measure our passage?"
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Esther Valiquette
Produced by: Jacques Vallée, Josée Beaudet
Narrator: Esther Valiquette
Cinematography: Martin Leclerc
Animation: François Aubry
Film Editing: René Roberge
Music: Ginette Bellavance, Daniel Toussaint
Production Company: Office national du film du Canada / National Film Board of Canada
(sources)

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