14 - 24 Nov. 2019
Where do the thousands of objects around us come from? Where do they go? This audio-visual symphony is a dark reflection on our world.See full details
Oleg, 10, lives with his grandmother near the front lines of the Donbass, Ukraine conflict. A beautifully filmed, heartbreaking portrait of a childhood disrupted by the violence of adults.See full details
Claire Simon lets us share in the turmoil of an uncertain age by filming the private conversations of a group of teenagers from a Paris suburb.See full details
Congolese filmmaker Dieudo Hamadi follows political and citizen movements opposing Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kabila in a turbulent Kinshasa in late 2016.See full details
A sincere and touching profile of the film editor who worked on Shoah, and who spent decades in the shadow of Claude Lanzmann, revealing the scope of her indispensable contribution and the film’s profound impact on her life.See full details
Filmmaker Pedro González Rubio offers an incredibly touching portrait of Mexican youth, awakening to life, love and adulthood while staging Sophocles’ Antigone.See full details
The sea and its swimmers, fishers and ships as you’ve never seen them before. This sensory journey, structured as a symphony, was filmed on four continents.See full details
The filmmaker records the memories of residents of a retirement home. With a remarkable sense of detail, she reveals the cruelty and beauty of old age.See full details
On Her Shoulders follows a young Yezidi woman’s quest to mobilize the international community to save the survivors of her community nearly eradicated and enslaved by ISIS.See full details
The forests of Michoacán, Mexico, have become the preserve of narco-capitalism. Victor Arroyo’s observational video essay testifies to the extreme violence now commonplace in the region.See full details
A hybrid project – film, photography, sociology, philosophy – that takes an original look at something underrepresented in most films.See full details
The breathtaking landscapes of the Altiplano are found in northern Chile and Argentina. Using beautiful superimpositions on 16mm film, Malena Szlam captures their splendour.See full details
Through portraits of different Indian workers, the filmmaker sketches a portrait of human society, using an approach that goes beyond simple observation.See full details
Part documentary, part experimental cinema, anthropology, political broadside and metaphysical pondering. A film about the ghosts and repressed nightmares of post-revolutionary Turkey.See full details
This film explores Lebanon’s violent past by delving deep into the memories, archives and conversations gathered by a young filmmaker born after the Mount Lebanese war of 1983.See full details
Can viral images trigger our sense of empathy? Skype conversations with Palestinian photographers explore the issues surrounding the viewing of suffering from afar.See full details
The parched shores of the Dead Sea are cracking, becoming impassable. Geology and geopolitics come together in this observation of the failures of colonialism and the exploitation of nature.See full details
What does it mean to publicly support the cultural boycott of Israel? Two Palestinians debate the question, after one of them signs a petition demanding the cancellation of a Radiohead concert.See full details
A heartbreaking tribute to the first generation of Palestinian refugees, centred on a grandmother’s imaginary visit to Haifa using Google Street View, the only way she has to see the city where she was born.See full details
An intimate portrait of Haitian poet, art critic and actor Dominique Batraville. Filmed inside his tiny bedrooom/library, he lets us glimpse his infinite imagination.See full details
In What is Democracy?, filmmaker Astra Taylor explores the foundations of democracy, and the serious challenges now facing the idea itself. Around the world, people are questionning voting systems and elections are failing to bring people together. A round table of experts will have a in-depth discussion of the crises now facing numerous democratic systems.
Jasmin Lavoie - independent journalist for international media and columnist at Radio-Canada (Faites du Bruit).
Amir Khadir - Député de Mercier 2008-2018
Marianne Di Croce - Professor of philosophy at Cégep de Saint-Jérôme and PhD canditate in political sciences, Ottawa University
Marcos Ancelovici - Chair of the Chaire de recherche du Canada en Sociologie des conflits sociaux and professor at the Département de sociologie, UQAM.
Nadine Gomez - fillmmaker, director of Exarcheai, le chant des oiseaux (RIDM 2018, nationale competition)
Closing night featuring enigmatic pop vocalist Forever and house music producer Pascale Project, plus get ready to party with DJs Honeydrip and Goth Shakira.
PASCALE PROJECT | FOREVER | HONEYDRIP | GOTH SHAKIRA |
This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018 : Education, Immigration, Communities.
A portrait of a New York luthier is also a tribute to a passionate man who represents a world and an ethos threatened with extinction.See full details
A haunting, meditative exploration of an Australian island and its detention centre for asylum-seekers, capturing human beings trapped in an arcane and brutal system.See full details
A portrait of a non-conformist athlete, a reflection on the relationships between sport and cinema, and a look back at a legendary tennis match. An original and spectacular essay.See full details
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