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Raymonde Provencher

Réalisatrice/productrice | Macumba Films

A graduate in political science, Raymonde Provencher has devoted herself to major international issues for more than forty years. She belonged to the small group who developed Nord-Sud on Télé Québec in 1983. The news program left its mark on the times thanks to its relevance and its global dimension. In 1995, together with two of her colleagues, she cofounded Macumba International, an independent production company that allowed her to combine her work as producer and director. In addition to the series Vivre en ville and eXtremis and the film War Babies… nés de la haine (2002), all of which garnered several Gémeaux awards, she directed Blue Helmets: Peace and Dishonour (2007), Senseless Death (2008), Grace, Milly, Lucy… Child Soldiers (2010) — a documentary coproduced with the NFB —, and Crimes Without Honour (2011). In 2016, she directed Café Désirs, in which she lets three young Algerian men speak of their lives. In 2017, she released the documentary Déchirements, a close look at the reality of young Quebeckers forced to live under Sharia law. President of the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec from 1981 to 1983, she teaches screenwriting at the National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS) and often gives conferences in educational institutions.