Illustrations & Cie
Sunday, 22 June, 2014

A forgotton story

Animation of the comic about Gabrielle Petit, heroine of the Great War.
Project supported by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

As I turned the corner of a Brussels square, a statue caught my attention and my curiosity. Who was it ?
As my research progressed, I discovered the story of Gabrielle Petit, heroine of the Great War. Her glorified destiny and her personal story led me to understand how a myth is created. Work of cross-checking information and investigations at the scenes of her life made this project a reading in layers. The technique of overlaying drawings on tracing paper corresponds to this reflection.

Text and image : Sophie Daxhelet
Motion design : Gilles Tricoire
Editing Mixing Soundtrack : Damien Collet-Hahn
Sound recording : Frédéric Collet-Hahn
Support of the starting project : Bruno Goosse
Support of the animation : Jacques Vandenheede, teacher at "l’Ecole des Arts d’Ixelles"

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