Bras de fer Jean-Laurence et Jonathan Seaborn 2017

Bras de fer

Jean-Laurence et Jonathan Seaborn / 2017 / 77 min. / Canada / FRENCH / INTERNATIONAL FRENCH SUBS , ENGLISH SUBS


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.

Cast & Crew

Direction: Jean-Laurence et Jonathan Seaborn
Screenplay: Jean-Laurence Seaborn
Direction of photography: Jonathan Seaborn
Editing: Jonathan Seaborn
Sound: Jean-Laurence Seaborn
Music: APM
Making sound: Jonathan Seaborn
Mixing sound: Jonathan Seaborn
Production: Les Films by the Sea




Social struggles, Environment, Quebec



The Seaborn brothers made their debut in social documentary film in the 2000s. Using direct cinema, they create powerful bonds with their protagonists, giving rise to images and testimonies without barriers. It is through cinema that they participate in social causes. They highlight unusual characters that mark the Quebec landscape. They brought to the screen the reality of injecting drug users in the movie Pas de piquerie in my neighborhood broadcasted on Télé-Québec in January 2012. They also developed a solid expertise in documentary post-production, signing more than forty documentaries unique and a dozen documentary series for television. From 2013 to 2016, they followed Véronique Lalande's citizen approach against heavy metal dust emissions from the Port of Québec. With the recent support of SODEC, the film Arms of Iron will be brought to the big screen, continuing the logical continuation of the work of the two brothers, a committed cinema, charged with emotion and veracity.


- 2017 -
In Competition | Festival International du Film des Droits de l’Homme, France

- 2018 -
In Competition | Millenium Festival, Belgium
In Competition | Festival de films pour l’environnement, Canada
In Competition | Les Percéides, Canada
In Competition | Festival de Cinéma Québécois des Grands Lacs, France
In Competition | Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, Austria
In Competition | Escales Documentaires, France
In Competition | Cinema on the Bayou, USA


Photo Gallery -  Bras de fer Jean-Laurence et Jonathan Seaborn 2017
Photo Gallery -  Bras de fer Jean-Laurence et Jonathan Seaborn 2017
Photo Gallery -  Bras de fer Jean-Laurence et Jonathan Seaborn 2017

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