Category: documentary film

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Encore 5 jours pour s’immerser dans la rupture avec Fraction

FRACTION [installation cinématographique] le groupe Épopée La Cinémathèque québécoise jusqu’au 30 octobre 2016 gratuit Description de l’installation : [dropcap]L[/dropcap]e groupe Épopée présente Fraction. Cette installation est composée de plusieurs films présentés simultanément sur trois écrans : Rupture, Insurgence et Contrepoint. L’installation est dédiée à Hugo Le Bleu Tadros. Rupture receuille la parole d’une trentaine de militantes et militants aillant participé activement aux grèves étudiantes de 2012 et de 2015. Ce film se penche sur la rupture causée par la répression policière et la réaction des pouvoirs politiques et médiatiques à la grève. Plusieurs lignes le traversent : Le sense de...

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WebDoc: Exile Without End: Palestinians in Lebanon

Montréal, Québec, Canada 22°C] CBC News correspondent Nahlah Ayed and Radio-Canada’s Ahmed Kouaou and Danny Braün spent two weeks documenting life in Shatila, a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut whose 12,000 inhabitants are among the oldest group of refugees in the world. The web documentary introduces you to some of the remarkable people they met there. Palestinian refugee camps exist throughout the Middle East, but Shatila is one of the poorest and most densely populated. More than 60 years after it was established, its residents remain in limbo, with no state of their own and few rights within Lebanon, raising generation...

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Conflict Minerals from the DRCongo

[Montréal, Québec, Canada -2°C]  The Concordia Initiative for a Conflict-Free Campus (CCIC) works “towards consumer and student awareness surrounding conflict minerals as well as amendments to Concordia University’s purchasing policy for electronic products.” On March 22, I attended the CCIC’s panel discussion: The Concordia International Forum on Conflict Minerals. The four panelists offered a diverse perspective of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. they provided inside to conditions in the mines, the militias that get rich of the minerals, international government collaboration, corporate complicity and our insatiable thirst for the minerals like coltan, in all of our...

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Film Crews Abound Today in St-Henry Neighbourhood of Montréal

[Montréal, Québec, Canada 22°C] August 23, 2010 is a special day in St-Henry, a traditionally working class area of Montréal that is nestled southwest of downtown just north of the Lachine Canal. Parabola Films is documenting the neighbourhood’s cultural landscape in a single day with 12 crews roaming the streets and alleys. The project, St-Henry, the 26th of August, is directed by Shannon Walsh, a Montréal-based filmmaker whose feature documentary, H2Oil, traces the high human and environmental costs of the Alberta tar sands. It is co-written by her and Denis Valiquette who grew up in the neighbourhood, where he lived...

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Montréal Video Project Gets Results Keeping Kids in School

[Montréal, Québec, Canada 11°C] I can’t believe I’ve been offline for such a long time. Whatever, I’m back with a video reportage I edited and helped produce with a group of students from Louis-Joseph-Papineau High School in the St-Michel neighbourhood of Montréal. I was hired as a filmmaker/journalist to mentor this group of students make a documentary film / reportage. The subject they chose was themselves: Le Foyer 636, a special class of students that follow a particular curriculum to help them move forward with their learning and encourage them to stay in school and not drop out. They wanted...

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Jacmel Youth From Ciné Institute Film Their Shaken World

[Montréal, Québec, Canada 6°C] Before the January 12th earthquake shook the ground from beneath Haiti’s foundations, pulling the roofs down onto the people of Jacmel, Ciné Institute used the power of cinema to educate and empower Haitian youth in the coastal city south of Port-au-Prince. Just like other educational institutions, Ciné Institute was devastated with its building—where it housed its equipment, trained aspiring filmmakers and held its weekly screenings—came crashing down two weeks ago. Students from the institute, whose own houses were destroyed, dug cameras and other equipment out from under the rubble and began capturing images of destruction and...