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Playeros : Beach Workers

Alexandre Beaumont-Vachon / 2019 / 15 min. / 27 min. / Canada / FSD

Synopsis

We dream of the beach; Nelson dreams of escaping it.
We wish to go on vacation; Nelson wishes only to work.
While we sleep, he is awake.
By day, he walks among us.
Yet, Nelson goes unnoticed...

Cast & Crew

  • Screeplay, Cinematographer & Editor : Alexandre Beaumont-Vachon
  • Sound mix : Stephen Carmichael, Erwann Boulanger & Alexandre Beaumont-Vachon
  • Sound editor : Erwann Boulanger, Stephen Carmichael & Alexandre Beaumont-Vachon
  • Cast : Nelson Pie Siliene
  • Production : Alexandre Beaumont-Vachon

Genre

Documentaire

Topics

Discrimination and human rights, Migration and diasporas, Work

Trailer

Biography

Alexandre Beaumont-Vachon is a Québécois filmmaker from Saint-Félicien. He is also an adventure tourism guide with a Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Leadership from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi. It was during an 18-month solo trip in Latin America that Alexandre felt the need to fight social injustices grow to a point of no return. As a result, in 2018, he decided to study documentary filmmaking. His first short film on the working conditions of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, Playeros: beach workers, was the final project.

Festivals

- 2020 -
In competition | ClujShorts, Romania
In competition | Festival du film étudiant de Québec, Canada
Saguenay Best Creation Award | REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Rencontre Documentaires de Films d'Action Sociale, France
In competition | FIFEQ, Canada
Mention spéciale du Jury - Court documentaire | Vues d'Afrique, Canada
Prix du Jury et Prix du Public | 48 images/secondes, France
In competition | De l'âme à l'écran, Canada
In competition | YFF - Yorkton Film Festival, Canada
Special Screening | VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria
Prix Coup de poing | Cinéma sous les étoiles, Canada
In competition | Wiz-Art, Ukraine
In competition | Ethno film festival Slavonia, Slovakia
In competition | Festival International du film documentaire Amazonie-Caraïbes, Guyana
In competition | Portobello Film Festival, London
In competition | Traces de vie, France
Special Screening | Soria International Short Film Festival, Spain
In competition | Longue vue sur le court, Canada

- 2021 -
In competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In competition | Festival My First Doc, Tunisia

- 2022 -
In competition | Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Awards

- 2020 -
Saguenay Best Creation Award | REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada
Mention spéciale du Jury - Court documentaire | Vues d'Afrique, Canada
Prix du Jury et Prix du Public | 48 images/secondes, France
Prix Coup de poing | Cinéma sous les étoiles, Canada

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