CANADA'S MOST FAMOUS ANIMATION FILM MAKER
It is said that the art of Frédéric Back is painting in motion that invites reflection. For over 40 years now, Frédéric Back, the animation filmmaker, has used his mastery of drawing and colour to deliver a strong message of respect for life in all its forms. Thus he opposes violence against nature, the general destruction of the universe, the arms race, but always in his own way, that is in poetic terms.
Mr. Back's deep commitment to preserving the environment permeates all his films. His work may have taken on a universal dimension lately because of the international fame it has achieved, it is nonetheless deeply rooted in Québec society.
Frédéric Back created his animation films within the animation studio at Radio-Canada television. Mr. Back started working at Radio-Canada in 1952, the same year that television came to Canada. He will leave Radio-Canada in the early 90s.
His animation films have garnered many prizes over the years, and continue to be in demand even today, by various film festivals as well as broadcasters around the world. Two of his films have won OSCARS: CRAC! in 1982 and THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES in 1988.
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