An indigenous artist presents his work at a viewing in the city. Overcoming the feeling he is instrumentalized by the well-intentioned gallery owner, he sparks interest in potential buyers. He returns to his community, proud to have proven his talent.
In the region of Portneuf, an encounter is slowly unveiled between the here and there, and comes to life through the long wait and small gestures of love of the Saint-Ubalde Sponsoring Committee, who works tirelessly towards the ultimate dream of welcoming a family of Syrian refugees.
The Bonfires are huge "bonfires" lit in Northern Ireland on July 12 each year by Protestants, in the context of the Battle of the Boyne celebrations, which took place in 1690. Composed of wooden pallets, of tires and rubbish, they represent identity affirmation for Protestants, arrogance and humiliation for Catholics.
On October 26, 2012, a red dust covers the neighborhood of Limoilou, in Quebec City, where Véronique Lalande and her husband Louis Duchesne live with their one-year-old boy. Iron oxide, nickel, zinc, arsenic and other heavy metals fall on the district close to the Port of Quebec, where the multinational Stevedoring transports the largest nickel amount in North America. Véronique Lalande calls, writes, speak out her indignation; she is not afraid to fight for a healthy environment.
A young woman returns to her home town after the death of her father. As a single daughter, she must empty the house of her father, who was a compulsive accumulator (or hoarder). She will then revisit, through the various stacks of objects, the life of her father, trying to find out what her specific place is among this multitude of memories.
"I do not regret," said Vivianne Gauthier sitting on the bed of her room where she has been sleeping for more than eighty years. A singular, strong, disciplined and energetic woman, this choreographer and dance teacher led her life as she saw fit then marking the cultural history of her country Haiti. This film offers an overview of his life through the visit of his house, a "Gingerbread House" where every nook is full of memories. Here is the portrait of an endearing woman demonstrating a face of Haiti that we know too little.
Carlos, a recent convict, is followed by a film crew on his release from prison. Carlos will share his ambitions, his plans for the future and his philosophy on life. He will insist to resume contact with Poppy, his ex-girlfriend.
Friends Christian, 63, and Bruce, 71, each have their burden to bear: Christian suffers from a genetic condition that severely impairs his vision and makes his skin hypersensitive to sunlight, while Bruce is hard of hearing and bipolar. But both men share a dream: to fly, defy gravity, rise up against the limitations of their bodies. As a very thorough and rational person, Christian has mastered the techniques of paragliding, and, after years of struggle, he has been given permission to fly on his own. He is now persuading the more erratic and turbulent Bruce to do the same and follow him all the way to Mont Blanc. An intimate and unsettling portrait of two non-conforming individuals, this documentary with Beckettian undertones takes us on a bracing journey into luminous celestial heights and the dark intricacies of the human psyche.
Violette, a 63 years old woman, has been suffering from a hoarding disorder for a long time. Now at a stage where she really needs support, she calls on Barbara, a behavioural therapist, to help her overcome her problem. But on Barbara’s first visit to Violette, an unexpected event will twist things around. Maybe the one who needs help is not the one that we think…
From Norman McLaren to the Grands Ballets Canadiens to Igor Stravinsky and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Vincent Warren has made history. Inhabited by the importance of culture in a society, he has worked all his life as a 'beauty wearer'. His most important legacy is certainly the Vincent Warren Dance Library, the largest library of its kind in Canada.
An unconditional lover of Montreal, this American of origin has been admired dancer, respected teacher and dance historian and finally, exceptional curator. To tell the story of this man is to honor an important part of our history while celebrating the beauty of dance and the strength of culture.