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Narcisse Pelletier

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Serge Aillery

2016 / 52 minutes / Production : 24 images

The story of a young sailor shared between France and Australia


Each one in one side of the world, Hubert, designer based in Marseille, and Stephanie, Australian student based in Sydney, discover the existence of Narcisse Pelletier, a Vendée young sailor, which after a shipwreck in 1850, spent 17 years in a tribe of Aboriginal in the extreme northern of Australia before returning unwillingly, in his homeland.

Hubert was looking for a maritime subject for his next graphic story. He inquirys to give life and form to his new hero. Stephanie abandoned her work on a French geographer of the Enlightenment and redirects her research to try to find out more about the shipwreck, the tribe who save him, and the conditions of his repatriation in Europe.

It’s a reflection on our civilization and the history of the aborigines. It shows the inability of our society to consider a de-Christianized man or a serene aboriginal tribe.

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• Region Pays de la Loire / Developpment

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