CSE 2023

On the Caribou Trail

Meditation on the passage of time, the territory we live in and the ties that bind us. 


Meditation on the passage of time, the territory we live in and the ties that bind us.

Theme(s): , Culture, Sociology


Director | , Denys Desjardins
Year | , 2023
Country | , Québec
Duration | 17 minutes
Original language | , French
Subtitles | , English
Image | Denys Desjardins
Sound | Denys Desjardins
Sound design | Bruno Pucella
Music | Stéphanie Hamelin Tomala
Editing | Denys Desjardins, Michel Giroux
Distribution | Films Centaure



Denys Desjardins


Denys Desjardins is a “multifaceted filmmaker with an endlessly curious spirit whose boundless love of cinema permeates his entire output.” He first discovered cinema as a child, when his father would shoot, edit and project films on their basement walls. A revelation! While studying film, Desjardins worked as an orderly in a mental health care institution and discovered the world through the eyes of those marginalized and forgotten by society. Thereafter, his camera became a tool for building relationships and telling the world’s stories — one film at a time. Truly passionate about the art of cinema, Denys Desjardins has put his hand to every aspect of film production, from camera operator to director, in addition to writing, research, and editing. In 1990, he launched his own production company, Les Films du Centaure. Since then, he has directed and produced some 20 films as well as numerous websites, working both in the private sector and with the National Film Board of Canada. With the latter, he also collaborated on the DVD box sets of the films of Gilles Groulx, Michel Brault, and Pierre Perrault. A socially engaged filmmaker, Denys Desjardins has for the past three decades been part of the ongoing battle to defend and uphold artistic institutions. He has served on numerous boards of directors, including the Soirée des Jutra (now Gala Québec Cinéma) and the Rendez-vous du cinéma québecois (now Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma), and is a founding member of Québec Cinéma. Producer and creator of the website cinemaduquebec.com, he is also the founder of DOCfest – Pour la suite du DOC, an annual festival held on Isle-aux-Coudres that’s dedicated to the future of documentary filmmaking.



27 July 2023 at 20h45

Parc Molson

This film is included in screening Short film competition – Programme #4

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