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22.02.28 -

Writing with Fire

QUEBEC PREMIERE Audience Award – World Cinema Documentary – Sundance Film Festival – 2021World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award – Impact and Change – Sundance Film Festival – 2021Special Jury Prize – Documentary Competition – Seattle International Film Festival – 2021 In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit (‘low caste’) women. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions, be it on the frontlines of India’s biggest issues or within the confines of their homes, redefining what it means to be powerful.

22.02.28 -

Debout les femmes!

Nominee – Best Documentary Film – César – 2022 In this new journey, Ruffin & Perret embarks us across France to meet caretakers at the front lines during the current Covid-19 crises. Those people, mostly women, who give their lives, their time and often their health to help and care for elders, disabled and left out are in fact left aside by the French social regulations. No minimum wage, no work-time limitation, no social recognition force them to stand up for their basic rights!

22.02.28 -

Chère Audrey

IN PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR (SATURDAY AND MONDAY)AND MARTIN DUCKWORTH (SATURDAY) People’s Choice Award – RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal) 2021 In Dear Audrey, filmmaker Jeremiah Hayes is a witness to the most important work of Martin Duckworth’s life – caring for his wife Audrey after her Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and helping his 45-year old daughter, Jacqueline, who has autism, maintain a relationship with her mom. Jacqueline has cut herself off from Audrey, unable to watch her own mother slowly inch towards death. Remembering their life through the lens of his second love of filmmaking, Martin’s commitment and grace in the face of Audrey’s illness is almost palpable. A celebrated filmmaker with 100 documentary films to his credit, as a cinematographer and director, Martin’s cinematic signature is beauty in the ordinary and the extraordinary. In Dear Audrey, Jeremiah will mirror this tradition in the poetry and pain of a life well lived.

22.02.28 -

Little Palestine, journal d’un siège

Official Selection – Vancouver International Film Festival – 2021 Official Selection – RIDM – 2021 Official Selection – ACID Cannes – 2021 Interreligious Award – Visions du Réel – 2021 The district of Yarmouk (Damascus, Syria) sheltered the biggest Palestinian refugee camp in the world from 1957 to 2018. When the Syrian revolution broke out, the regime of Bashar Al-Assad saw Yarmouk a refuge of rebels and resistance, and set up a siege from 2013 on. Gradually deprived of food, medicine and electricity, Yarmouk was cut of the rest of the world. Abdallah Al-Khatib was born in Yarmouk and lived there until his expulsion by Daesh in 2015. Between 2011 and 2015, he and his friends documented the daily life of the besieged inhabitants, who decided to face bombing, displacement and hunger with rallying, study, music, love and joy. Hundreds of lives that were irremediably transformed by war and siege, from Abdallah’s mother who turned into a nurse taking care of the elders of the camp, to the fiercest activists whose passion for Palestine got gradually undermined by hunger…

22.02.28 -

Kímmapiiyipitssini : la voie de l’empathie

Rogers Audience Award for Canadian Feature Documentary – Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto (2021)Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Director – DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver (2021)Audience Choice Award – Canadian Documentary Feature – CIFF Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary (2021) Kímmapiiyipitssini (Blackfoot)GEE-maa-bee-bit-sin — giving kindness to each other. Elle–Máijá Tailfeathers’ film witnesses radical and profound change in her community. Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy is an intimate portrait of survival, love and the collective work of healing in the Kainai First Nation in Southern Alberta, a Blackfoot community facing the impacts of substance use and a drug-poisoning epidemic. Community members active in addiction and recovery, first responders and medical professionals implement harm reduction to save lives. This work is contextualized within the historical and contemporary impacts of settler colonialism; Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy draws a connecting line between the effects of colonial violence on Blackfoot land and people and the ongoing substance-use crisis. Held in love and hope for the future, Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy asks the audience to be a part of this remarkable change with the community.

21.06.18 -

Comme une vague

Official Competition – Festival International du Film sur l’Art (FIFA) Big Giant Wave is an ode to music, the invisible abstract and fleeting sequence of sounds that creates in the brain the same reaction as chocolate, sex, or drugs. Conceived as a cinematographic wave, this documentary takes us from Canada to Italy via Sweden, Mexico and the American West Coast to meet fascinating scientists and artists who, from their various backgrounds, illustrate our essential connection with rhythm, music, our planet, the brain, daily lives and our collective humanity.

21.06.18 -

Prière pour une mitaine perdue

Best Canadian Feature Documentary – Hot Docs – 2020Special mention in the Best Canadian Documentary award competition – Vancouver International FFPrix spécial du Jury dans la compétition nationale Longs métrages – RIDM – 2020Best Documentary Feature Award Winner – CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival – 2020 The night is falling and Montreal is under the snow. People line up at the lost and found office of the city’s transit company. They all have lost something, which, upon reflection, becomes the symbol of a deeper loss. Prayer for a Lost Mitten is a creative documentary by turns melancholic and festive, yet ever compassionate. A film that helps us get through the winter.

21.06.18 -

Une femme, ma mère

Grand Prize for Best National Feature – Montreal International Documentary Festival (Canada) – 2019 A Woman, my Mother is the story of a woman who didn’t want to have children. This woman is the filmmaker’s mother. He sets out to find her in a poetic essay that blurs the line between documentary and fiction. Source : IMDB

21.06.18 -

Un pays qui se tient sage

Nominee Best Documentary Film – CÉSAR – 2021 When anger and discontent in the face of social injustice grow, many protests and protesters are subject to increasingly brutal repression.THE MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE invites citizens to deepen, question, and debate their points of view on social order and the legitimacy of the use of violence by the state.

21.06.15 -

First We Eat

Selection Best Documentary (Long List) – The Academy Awards (Oscars) – 2021Audience Choice Award Best Feature Documentary Film – Providence Children’s Film Festival – 2021Rogers Audience Award – Hot Docs – 2020Best Future Watch – The Doc Edge Film Festival – 2020 Putting food security to the test in the far North of Canada.Filmmaker Suzanne Crocker, living just 300 km from the Arctic Circle, removes absolutely all grocery store food from her house. For one year, she feeds her family of five, only food that can be hunted, fished gathered, grown or raised around Dawson City, Yukon.Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar, and -40 temperatures.Ultimately the story becomes a celebration of community and the surprising bounty of food that even a tiny community in the far North can provide.