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Yvonne Defour


Graduated from the University of Montreal in Film Studies, Yvonne Defour has signed about 50 videos before joining the television market. In 2018, she directed a film for cinema called Entangled Powers… This feature-length documentary addresses the tricky link between politics and religion, a link that can, when too mixed up, contribute to pushing back the place of women in society. In 2017, she directed a documentary for television, Vieux, that depicts how elders are coping according to the country they’re living in 4 destinies from Senegal, China, Sri Lanka, and Sweden. In the last 20 years, Yvonne has worked on more than 20 documentary series for Canadian television as a director. These series, broadcasted in several American and European countries, have been rewarded with numerous nominations but moreover, they had a major impact on a wide audience. Yvonne’s natural empathy and curiosity towards everything that deals with human nature had led her to shoot widely on the five continents of the planet. Among her recent productions, one can find, among others: Marchés sur Terre, a documentary series filmed throughout the world’s fabulous markets like Incense in Oman, Silk in Uzbekistan or Tea in China. In Des écoles pas comme les autres, we go back to unusual schools such as Sumo in Japan or Bollywood in India. It is with great simplicity that Yvonne is dealing with sensitive matters. For example, Le sexe autour du monde sheds light on sexual practices, couple relations and the emotion of love in various countries and different cultures such as Senegal, Turkey, Korea, Australia and many more.