The Trenches.

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[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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1 online resource (1 video file, 7 min.) : digital, stereo., sound, color

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Creation/Production Credits
Directed by Jan Padgett.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Originally produced by National Film Board of Canada in 2012.
A young man is getting ready to fight at the front. On the battlefield and in the depths of the ditches, the recruits are dreading the order to attack. It’s war. The roar of explosions moving ever closer forebodes a spectacle of horror. Anxiety tightens its grip. The signal is given. The soldier leaps out of the trench and into a hellish expanse where the earth engulfs both the living and the dead as far as the eye can see. Using brush and India ink to contemporize archival World War I images, Claude Cloutier pulls us into the inner reality of his protagonist through half real, half surrealistic scenes that reveal the symbolic importance of the earth. The Trenches is an intense cinematic experience, a powerful anti-war film that asks the question: Why? The dirty war that raged nearly one hundred years ago is no different from all those erupting today that reduce men and women to mere cannon fodder. Film without words.
Original Version
Originally produced,aMontreal, Quebec, National Film Board of Canada, c2012.
System Details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cloutier, C., & Bertrand, M. (2014). The Trenches . Kanopy Streaming.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cloutier, Claude and Marc, Bertrand. 2014. The Trenches. Kanopy Streaming.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cloutier, Claude and Marc, Bertrand. The Trenches Kanopy Streaming, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cloutier, Claude,, and Marc Bertrand. The Trenches Kanopy Streaming, 2014.

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