The Invention of the Adolescent

The Invention of the Adolescent

| 28 min

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This short documentary studies the fate reserved to young people through the ages. Drawing from paintings, archival footage and various other documents, the film demonstrates that during the 16th and 17th century, young people lived happily alongside their elders. This equilibrium was broken in the 19th century, when the defense of the young and the protection afforded by reformers and educators created the generation gap evident in Western society today. Will dialogue between society’s young and less young ever resume

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  • director
    Patricia Watson
  • script
    Patricia Watson
  • producer
    Guy Glover
    Cecily Burwash
  • photography
    Jean-Claude Labrecque
    Paul Leach
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
  • editing
    Arthur Lipsett
  • animation
    Arthur Lipsett
  • sound editing
    Pierre Bernier
    Donald Douglas
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • narrator
    Sidney Lamb