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An allegory of mankind heading for disaster, this animated short is a tragic vision inspired by the 4th movement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Drawing on the composer’s brilliant ability to evoke work and labour in his music, animator Patrick Bouchard brings earth to life through animated clay sculptures, creating a tactile nightmare in which man is his own slave driver.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • direction
    Patrick Bouchard
  • animation
    Patrick Bouchard
  • script
    Cynthia Tremblay
  • consultant
    Marcel Jean
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • editing
    Alain Baril
    Stéphane Lafleur
  • animator
    Pierre M. Trudeau
    Chantal Masson
  • music
    Robert Marcel Lepage
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
    Susan Gourley
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • producer
    Julie Roy

  • Abon

    This is an apt metaphor for the state of humanity guided by the amoral concept of progress, like that described in Surviving Progress(2011).

    Abon, 6 Jun 2014