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Becoming Oneself - Nov 19 to Nov 25

Métamorphoses Nicolas Renaud

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Metamorphoses

Olivia Lya Thomassie had to grow up juggling two identities: Inuit and Québécoise. Forced to leave Nunavik after the tragic death of her mother, she arrived at her father’s home in Montreal when she was just 8. In conversations with a friend, she tells her story and explains how she is reconciling her dual identities by transforming her memories of her mother: thanks to a tattoo, she remembers the woman she was, and not her fate as a murdered Indigenous woman. Nicolas Renaud, who also has Québécois and Indigenous (Huron-Wendat) roots, has created a poignant and complex portrait in which speech is a tool both for testifying and for building the self, the story of the forced metamorphoses of the past and the driving force behind the voluntary changes of the present. (Apolline Caron-Ottavi)

Presented in the Canal D Space

Métamorphoses

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2020
  • V.O : French
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 18 MIN
  • Cinematography : Nicolas Renaud
  • Editing : Nicolas Renaud
  • Sound Design : Andrés Solis Barrios

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