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Quebec My Country Mon Pays John Walker

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While Canada as a whole is divided by two solitudes, both coexist in Quebec, where relations between francophones and anglophones are often uneasy. It is a state of affairs filmmaker John Walker has experienced first-hand. Like nearly 500,000 other anglophones, his family made the wrenching decision to leave Montreal after the rise of the independence movement in the 1960s and 70s. Speaking with key cultural figures (Denys Arcand, Jacques Godbout, Louise Pelletier...) as well as young francophones and anglophones struggling with today’s questions of identity and economics, Quebec My Country Mon Pays uses archival materials and the director’s family history as a way to better understand the roots of the divide.

Presented in collaboration avec Télé-Québec and the Center for the study of Democratic Citizenship

Quebec My Country Mon Pays

  • Country : Canada
  • Year : 2016
  • V.O : English, French
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 89 MIN
  • Cinematography : Katerine Giguère
  • Editing : Jeff Warren
  • Production : John Walker, Ann Bernier
  • Sound Design : Alex Salter
Filmography of John Walker :

The Fairy Faith (2000)
Men of the Deeps (2003)
Passage (2008)
A Drummer's Dream (2010)
Playing a Dangerous Game (2012)
Arctic Defenders (2013)

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