Silvicola

In the vast forests of the Canadian West Coast, nature meets industry. Silvicola presents a gallery of captivating characters, revealing the challenges of commodifying this scarce natural resource. 

SYNOPSIS

We are in one of the vast forests of the Canadian West Coast. A rugged forest, hidden beyond dozens of valleys and fjords, seemingly sheltered from all humanity. Nevertheless, the sound of a saw echoes through the mountains. It is here that nature, man, and machines begin their industrial waltz. Silvicola introduces a gallery of captivating characters to tell the story, in small touches, of powerful nature and the rampant commodification of a scarce natural resource. From their authentic and poetic voices emerge several lines of thought.

Theme(s): , Economy, Environnement, Rurality, Work

DETAILS

Director | , Jean-Philippe Marquis
Year | , 2023
Country | , Canada
Duration | 79 minutes
Original language | , English
Subtitles | , French
Image | Jean-Philippe Marquis
Sound | Oscar Vargas
Music | Samuel Laflamme
Editing | Emmet Walsh, Jean-Philippe Marquis
Production | Jean-Philippe Marquis

DIRECTOR

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Jean-Philippe Marquis

SEE COMPLETE PROFILE

Jean-Philippe Marquis holds degrees in journalism from Concordia University and anthropology from Université de Montréal. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and director of photography based in British Columbia. Jean-Philippe has twelve years of cinematography experience on documentaries and television series. His work as a director is often non-linear, contemplative and explores themes of contested geographies and resource extraction. 

CAREER

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UPCOMING SCREENINGS

SCREENING 1 | 

16 July 2024 at 21h00

Parc Médéric-Martin 

A discussion with a specialist on the subject will follow the screening.

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