Notre-Dame-de‑l'Arsenic

Immerse yourself in the unprecedented social upheaval that took place in Rouyn-Noranda in 2022, following public health revelations of unusually high levels of arsenic in the air. 

SYNOPSIS

Immerse yourself in the unprecedented social upheaval that took place in Rouyn-Noranda in 2022, following public health revelations of unusually high levels of arsenic in the air.

Theme(s): , Democracy, Environnement, Social struggle, Sociology

DETAILS

Director | , Christian Mathieu Fournier, Martin Frigon
Year | , 2023
Country | , Québec
Duration | 48 minutes
Original language | , French
Subtitles | , French
Image | Christian Mathieu Fournier
Sound | Jérome Boiteau
Editing | Vincent Guignard
Production | Nadine Beaudet
Distribution | Les vues du fleuve

DIRECTOR

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Christian Mathieu Fournier

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Christian Mathieu Fournier made his documentary film debut with Maudite machine!(2002), a human portrait of the world of compulsive video poker lottery players. He went on to direct Make money, salut bonsoir! (2004), Léandre Bergeron : avec conviction sans espoir (2008) and Nallua (2015), about two Inuit women who return to the scene of a tragedy that decimated their loved ones in 1943. With Nadine Beaudet, he co-directs La maison des Syriens (2017) and its sequel, Les Syriens et Portneuf : une histoire d'accueil (2020). In 2021, he directed Jamais je ne t'oublierai, a unique and privileged insight into daily life at the heart of the CHSLD in the village of Saint-Casimir.

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Martin Frigon

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Martin Frigon has produced and directed a host of documentary projects for film, television and various cultural and labor organizations. His credits include Make Money, Salut, bonsoir! (2004), Mirages d’un Eldorado (2008), La Grande Invasion (2012) and Main basse sur la ville (2018). In addition to his work as a documentary filmmaker, he is passionate about the spoken word, social criticism and history. He has been a speaker and reader at public events such as "Moulin à paroles" (Plaines d'Abraham) and "Nous sommes arrivés à ce qui commence" (Monument-National).

PAST SCREENINGS

SCREENING 1

11 August 2023 at 20h30

Square Dézéry

A discussion with a guest will follow the screening. 

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