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6 May 2021

The need of diversity in French-language production

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The Consulat général de France à Québec is proud to be associated with the Montreal International Documentary Festival to promote French-language documentary cinema.

 

Documentary is a particular genre of film that allows us to explore the reality which surrounds us and to understand the forces behind it while catching a glimpse of possible futures. Its multiple facets go beyond the simple conveyance of information, documentary cinema has the potential to take the viewers on a journey through the francophone world in its entirety. The different visions and cultures are numerous, but they are all accessible thanks to our common language, French, and to the medium of cinema which is now ingrained in our daily lives. The variety of francophone documentaries is a strength that allows us to come closer, even when we are located in the four corners of the world, through the understanding of others. 

 

The Consulat général de France à Québec works to promote French-language documentaries through several partnerships and programs, for example the French Institute and its platform IfCinéma, as well as the films of young French directors that can be seen on Tënk.

 

The Consulat général de France à Québec is committed to promoting greater representation of diversity and gender equality in all the areas it supports. It is essential that these issues be at the heart of all actions taken to change social norms. In this context, you can watch the round table on diversity in French-language production, organized during the last edition of the RIDM, where the Consulate was a partner. Notably, you will find Amandine Gay, filmmaker and committed author.

 

This article was written by the Consulat général de France à Québec.

 

 

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