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A house for the Syrians

Nadine Beaudet et Christian Mathieu Fournier / 2017 / 79 min. / 52 min. / Canada / FRENCH / SUBS ENGLISH

Synopsis

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.

Cast & Crew

  • Production : Nadine Beaudet et Christian Mathieu Fournier / Les Vues du fleuve
  • Screenplay : Nadine Beaudet et Christian Mathieu Fournier
  • Direction of photography : Christian Mathieu Fournier
  • Editing : René Roberge
  • Sound : Nadine Beaudet
  • Music : Martin Lizotte
  • Mixing sound : Benoît Dame
  • Production : Les vues du fleuve

Genre

Documentaire

Topics

Discrimination and human rights, Migration and diasporas, Quebec, Refugees

Trailer

Biography

Christian Mathieu Fournier has been working since 1998 as Photo Director. In 2004, his second documentary film, Make money, salut bonsoir !, won him the Audience Award and the Enviro Prize at the Portneuf Film Festival on the environment. He followed up with Léandre Bergeron, with hopeless conviction (2008), and in 2012, L'Ange des Grondines (Public Prize at the FFPE). In 2015, Nallua earned her a Special Jury Mention at the Babel Film Festival in Italy and the Best Documentary Award at the Percé International Film and Art Festival. Since then, the movie has been awarded a presentation in more than 12 national and international festivals.

Nadine Beaudet directed her first documentary LE COSAQUE ET LA GITANE in 2012: she won the Prix Pierre-et-Yolande-Perrault at Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (2013). With THESE MEN OF PASSAGE (2015), she was part of the first cohort of the collective of 5 directors (5 shorts) initiated by the NFB and SPIRA which aimed to reintroduce very short documentary in the cinematographic landscape. His most recent film THE CHANT OF STARS (2016) selected by the International Documentary Film Festival in the Cevennes (France), unveils the unprecedented meeting of astronomy and music in a poetic and human narrative.

Festivals

- 2018 -
In Competition | Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, Canada
In Competition | Festival du Film Environnemental de Portneuf, Canada
In Competition | Ischia Film Festival, Italy
In Competition | Woodpecker International Film Festival, India

- 2019 -
In Competition | Cinema on the Bayou, USA
Special Screening | Semaine de la Francophonie, USA
Special Screening | Les 7 jours du 7e art, Guinea

- 2020 -
In Competition | Festival Cinéma du Monde de Sherbrooke - Sur la route, Canada

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