But One Bird Sang Not

Pierre Hébert
Canada 2018 / 6’ / national preview

This film, part of the Scratch project, is a visual interpretation of a Malcolm Goldstein piece for solo violin based on a popular song from Bosnia-Herzegovina. The composer describes it as a gesture of hope for peace in that land ravaged by war during the 1990’s.

Direction, Animation: Pierre Hébert
Music: Malcolm Goldstein

Pierre Hébert

Formerly an employee of the National Film Board of Canada where he directed over twenty animation shorts and a feature (La Plante Humaine, Prix SODEQ-AQCC for best feature film in 1996), Pierre Hébert is now an independent artist and filmmaker. Since 2001, he traveled the world with different musicians to present live animation performances. He equally collaborated with choreographers, published books and articles on cinema and animation, and pursue a career as a visual artist. His current project is a new series of films Places and Monuments for which he received the prestigious Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec «career grant» for cinema. In 2005, he was the recipient of the “Albert Tessier” cinema award from the Quebec government for lifetime achievement.


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