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Pierre Hébert


B: January 19, 1944 in Montréal, Québec

Born in Montreal in 1944, Pierre Hébert studied anthropology at the Université de Montréal in the early 1960s. He had already developed an interest in art and cinema. After hearing about the cameraless animated films of Norman McLaren, he undertook his own experiments by scratching images on the emulsion of 8mm film, an act that has continued to inform his practice today. He was part of the exciting growth of Quebec cinema in the early 1960s and was active in organizations such as Cinémathèque québécoise. Hébert went to work for the NFB’s animation unit in 1965. We list his credits as an animator and/or animation director.

Also see: Pierre Hébert: Animation without Borders

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Le révolutionnaire (1965)
Opus 3 (1966, short)
Op Hop/Hop Op (1966, short)
Comment savoir (aka Knowing to Learn, 1966, documentary)
Population Explosion (1968, short)

Je Chante à Cheval avec Willie Lamothe (1971, documentary)

Memories of War (1983, short)
L’émotion dissonante (1984)
Étienne et Sara (1984, short)
O Picasso (1985)
Love Addict (Offenbach) (1985, short)
Adieu bipède (1987, short)

Le fils du bijoutier (1991, short)
La plante humaine (1996)

Rivière au tonnerre (2011, short)
Tu ressembles à moi (Short)