Under the Banners (Sous les Drapeaux)

AMIP   |   France

Under the banners that symbolized the nationalization of the masses, millions of men slaughtered one another during the first world war. Flags, liturgical clothing, uniforms, suits, swaddling clothes, sheets, bandages, shrouds...Working from a mountain of archives, Under the banners, is a look back the first decades of the twentieth century, showing men and women in relationship to the cloth, out of which their days and night were woven, and which was the very stuff of their values and beliefs. Reason for Submission: This documentary creates a musical dialogue between the historical archives. The first war emerges from the background, rather than treating frontally.