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17 - 27 Nov. 2022

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17:45 David contre Goliath *
David B. Ricard | 2022 | French | S.T English

Burdened by three unfinished short films, a filmmaker confronts his anxieties by launching into a playful and introspective deep dive.

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20:15 Big Fight in Little Chinatown *
Karen Cho | 2022 | English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French | S.T English

Chinese neighborhoods in North American communities fight back against developers to preserve their historical, cultural, and family heritage.

See full details
18:00 Inner Lines
Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd | 2022 | Armenian, Turkish, Kurdish | S.T French

Inner Lines is a poignant historical account and a haunting reflection on the eternal return of violence across time and space.

See full details
20:00 Anhell69
Theo Montoya | 2022 | Spanish | S.T English

A mournful and melancholic portrait of Colombian queer youth destroyed by violence and war; their freedom and self-destruction bound up in an unbridled nihilism.

See full details
15:00 Short and medium length competition 4
(1) Laboratory NO.2
Edris Abdi, Awara Omer | 2021 | Kurdish | S.T English

A man spends his days patiently and calmly awaiting death while he works in a laboratory where autopsies are conducted.

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(2) Strigov
Barbora Bereznáková | 2022 | Slovak | S.T English

The experimental Slovakian short film Strigov explores death, grief, and finality through the soft yet unsettling whispers of a child.

See full details
(3) Nowhere to Go but Everywhere
Masako Tsumura, Erik Shirai | 2022 | Japanese | S.T English

Illustrating the complexity of grief, a man learns to scuba dive to find the body of his wife, missing since the terrible 2011 tsunami that hit Japan.

See full details
(4) Le chant de la nuit
Félix Lamarche | 2022 | French | S.T English

A Night Song bears witness to the last days of Noella, an elderly woman who has chosen to receive medical assistance in dying at home.

See full details
17:30 L' Histoire jugera *
Germán Gutiérrez | 2022 | Spanish | S.T French

An important and often personal work of memory, History Will Judge captures the uncertainty about the future of a country emerging from 52 years of civil war.

See full details
20:45 Jouvencelles *
Fanie Pelletier | 2022 | French, English | S.T English

Bloom is an intimate look into the online lives of teenagers. This mosaic wonderfully captures the spirit of a hyperconnected generation.

See full details
15:00
(1) Puamun
Josée Benjamin | 2022 | French | S.T English

An intimate story of marine life where a young man recounts his dream of following in his father’s footsteps and becoming the captain of his own fishing boat.

See full details
(3) The Dependents
Sofía Brockenshire | 2022 | English, Spanish, Korean | S.T English

Blending the past and present, this film portrays a bold and sonically rich family portrait about home, displacement, and current major immigration movements.

See full details
17:30 Fragments From Heaven
Adnane Baraka | 2022 | Berber, Arabic, French | S.T French

The desert of Morocco is known as one of the epicentres of meteorite falls, and the fragments of these astral relics are keenly sought-after.

See full details
19:30 Republic of Silence *
Diana El Jeiroudi | 2021 | Arabic, English, German, Kurdish | S.T English

Taking a personal approach, this film of epic proportions offers a unique view of the Syrian conflict and the life of an exile haunted by memories.

See full details
18:00 Herbaria *
Leandro Listorti | 2022 | Spanish, German | S.T English

Through a surprising dialogue between botany and film preservation, this work offers a freely rigorous reflection on conservation and ephemerality.

See full details
20:30 Focus Brazil : Program of Films by Indigenous...
(1) The Word Became Flesh
Ziel Karapotó | 2019 | Portuguese | S.T English

For over five centuries, colonization has appropriated Indigenous bodies, cultures, languages, and souls. Ziel Karapotó creates a ritualized reimagining of history.

See full details
(2) Grin
Roney Freitas, Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali | 2016 | maxacali, Portuguese | S.T English

The Maxakali nation recalls the formation of the first Rural Indigenous Guard under military dictatorship in Brazil after more than 40 years.

See full details
(3) Summertime
Wewito Piyãko | 2012 | Portuguese | S.T English

A sensitive look at childhood in Ashaninka focuses on learning both in, and even more so, out of the classroom.

See full details
(4) Karioka
Takumã Kuikuro | 2014 | kuikuro, Portuguese | S.T English

The Kuikuro family leave their Indigenous community to visit the famous Rio de Janeiro. Through their discoveries, the imagined city is reinvented.

See full details
15:45 Veranada *
Dominique Chaumont | 2022 | Spanish | S.T English

In Malargüe, Argentina, shepherds work in the heat. Veranada is both a contemplative portrait and a cry of alarm about the impacts of global warming.

See full details
13:15 Short and medium length competition 2
(1) Seasick
João Vieira Torres | 2021 | English | S.T English

In this film-performance, the filmmaker wanders an art exhibition, denouncing the white gaze through a simple question no one dares answer.

See full details
(2) Manitushiss
Réal Junior Leblanc | 2022 | Innu-Aimun, French | S.T English

By masterfully using words in a language imposed by colonization and through powerful cinematic slam, the film expresses a harsh critique of our relationship with Mother Earth.

See full details
(3) L' Arche
Amira Louadah | 2022 | Algerian | S.T English

What first appears as educational coverage transforms into a philosophical exploration revealing Algerian society's past and present malaises.

See full details
(4) Blue Garden
Natalie Murao | 2022 | English, Japanese | S.T English

The filmmaker Natalie Murao questions her grandfather on his experience in an internment camp for Japanese citizens in Canada during the Second World War.

See full details
(5) Fuku Nashi
Julie Sando | 2022 | Japanese | S.T English

Fusing reality and fiction, the filmmaker undertakes a complex search for identity as she visits her grandmother in Japan.

See full details
17:30
(1) Chaperons rouges
Helène Bourgault, Helen Doyle | 1979 | French

Chaperons rouges is one of the first Quebec documentaries to address sexual violence directly. Coproduced by Vidéo Femmes and the Groupe Intervention Vidéo , this bold, incisive documentary, in hybrid form, heralded the beginnings of a flourishing revolution.

See full details
(2) La bouilloire
Héloïse Bargain | 2021 | French

In a brutal cinematographic letter to her attacker, a woman flips the roles to describe some details of an imagined revenge.

See full details
19:45 Sur la lune de Nickel *
François Jacob | 2016 | Russian | S.T French

Daily life in Norilsk, which seems to exist in another time and space, leads us to question our own life.

See full details
15:00 Roundtable : Archiving and Remediation
Roundtable : Archiving and Remediation

This roundtable aims to bear witness to the collective experience of editorializing the archives and creating narratives around the first few years of the Video Femmes collective (1973–1993). Additionally, it will address the ethical, technical, and theoretical questions raised by the remediation of such a body of work.

Moderator: Hubert Sabino-Brunette
Participants: Julia Minne, Marina Gallet, Nicolas Dulac, Nicole Giguère, Helen Doyle, and Johanne Fournier.

See full details
21:30 Music and Images Live Performance - Philippe Léonard x C H R I S T - What now ?
Music and Images Live Performance - Philippe Léonard x C H R I S T - What now ?

Rather than describe this live performance of music and projections by Philippe Léonard and CHRIST, the artists have decided to turn this space over to Cindy Blackstock, with her consent.

"A post-apology 'To-Do' List" by Cindy Blackstock, member of the Gitxsan Nation and Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

The Pope apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. It was meaningful for some Residential School Survivors, and I am so grateful that it brought them some comfort. However, when victims must travel to Rome to ask for an apology, greater scrutiny is needed to ensure the apology delivers justice for the victims and is not just a proforma release of responsibility for the offender. As an Elder eloquently told the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in 1996, “integrity is when words have meaning.”

The Pope’s apology began by recognizing the Governor General and the prime minister (which are both offices arising from colonialism), before mentioning the Residential School Survivors and the children who died to whom this apology is properly addressed. It talked about the future but was light on accountability and action and peppered with requests for God to forgive the Church. There is still time to ensure this apology has meaning, so I am calling on the Pope to commit to the following actions on behalf of the Catholic Church and the Holy See:

1- Publicly rescind the 1493 papal bull “Inter Caetera” that gave effect to the Doctrine of Discovery “legalizing” the unjust taking of Indigenous lands worldwide and continues to be cited by courts and governments to legitimize colonial land title.
2- Conduct an independent and credible records review to ensure that the Church and Holy See provide all residential school records in its possession to entities authorized by Indigenous Peoples.
3- Repatriate anything taken from Indigenous Peoples by the Church or Holy See, including lands, cultural artifacts, records and human remains.
4- Decolonize the Church and Holy See by reforming Catholic teachings and practices that interfere with Indigenous Peoples’ rights, paying particular attention to ensuring that Church teachings do not infringe on the human rights and dignity of all Indigenous Peoples, including women and girls and LGBTQAI2S+ and gender diverse persons.
5- Take significant and positive measures to promote Indigenous Peoples’ rights globally, including the promotion of their self-determined spiritual beliefs and practices.
6- Reform the Church to protect all children and other vulnerable persons against all forms of abuse and hold perpetrators and those who enable them accountable whilst providing meaningful reparations and supports to victims.
7- Ensure the Church (not parishioners) provides just reparations to Residential School Survivors and the estates of children who died.
8- Conduct a review of the Church’s global injustices to determine where apologies accompanied by meaningful justice should be offered instead of waiting for victims to “ask.”

The First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who attended residential schools and suffered so deeply and those who died there deserve this and more.

Live music and projections performance by Philippe Léonard and CHRIST

Presented in collaboration with Suoni Per Il Popolo.

See full details
23:00 Techno Party - Omar Hamdi
Techno Party - Omar Hamdi

An exciting evening with invigorating rythms from DJ Omar Hamdi !

See full details
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13h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
13H15 Seasick (1)
* Manitushiss (2)
* L' Arche (3)
* Blue Garden (4)
* Fuku Nashi (5)
*
(1) João Vieira Torres | 2021 | English | S.T. English

In this film-performance, the filmmaker wanders an art exhibition, denouncing the white gaze through a simple question no one dares answer.

See full details (2) Réal Junior Leblanc | 2022 | Innu-Aimun, French | S.T. English

By masterfully using words in a language imposed by colonization and through powerful cinematic slam, the film expresses a harsh critique of our relationship with Mother Earth.

See full details (3) Amira Louadah | 2022 | Algerian | S.T. English

What first appears as educational coverage transforms into a philosophical exploration revealing Algerian society's past and present malaises.

See full details (4) Natalie Murao | 2022 | English, Japanese | S.T. English

The filmmaker Natalie Murao questions her grandfather on his experience in an internment camp for Japanese citizens in Canada during the Second World War.

See full details (5) Julie Sando | 2022 | Japanese | S.T. English

Fusing reality and fiction, the filmmaker undertakes a complex search for identity as she visits her grandmother in Japan.

See full details
15h
Cinéma du Musée
15H00 Laboratory NO.2 (1)
* Strigov (2)
* Nowhere to Go but Everywhere (3)
* Le chant de la nuit (4)
*
(1) Edris Abdi, Awara Omer | 2021 | Kurdish | S.T. English

A man spends his days patiently and calmly awaiting death while he works in a laboratory where autopsies are conducted.

See full details (2) Barbora Bereznáková | 2022 | Slovak | S.T. English

The experimental Slovakian short film Strigov explores death, grief, and finality through the soft yet unsettling whispers of a child.

See full details (3) Masako Tsumura, Erik Shirai | 2022 | Japanese | S.T. English

Illustrating the complexity of grief, a man learns to scuba dive to find the body of his wife, missing since the terrible 2011 tsunami that hit Japan.

See full details (4) Félix Lamarche | 2022 | French | S.T. English

A Night Song bears witness to the last days of Noella, an elderly woman who has chosen to receive medical assistance in dying at home.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
15H00 Puamun (1)
* Puamun (2)
* The Dependents (3)
*
(1) Josée Benjamin | 2022 | French | S.T. English

An intimate story of marine life where a young man recounts his dream of following in his father’s footsteps and becoming the captain of his own fishing boat.

See full details (2) Josee Benjamin | 2022 | French | S.T. English

An intimate story of marine life where a young man recounts his dream of following in his father’s footsteps and becoming the captain of his own fishing boat.

See full details (3) Sofía Brockenshire | 2022 | English, Spanish, Korean | S.T. English

Blending the past and present, this film portrays a bold and sonically rich family portrait about home, displacement, and current major immigration movements.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
15H45 Veranada *
Dominique Chaumont | 2022 | Spanish | S.T. French or English

In Malargüe, Argentina, shepherds work in the heat. Veranada is both a contemplative portrait and a cry of alarm about the impacts of global warming.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
15H00 Roundtable : Archiving and Remediation
Roundtable : Archiving and Remediation

This roundtable aims to bear witness to the collective experience of editorializing the archives and creating narratives around the first few years of the Video Femmes collective (1973–1993). Additionally, it will address the ethical, technical, and theoretical questions raised by the remediation of such a body of work.

Moderator: Hubert Sabino-Brunette
Participants: Julia Minne, Marina Gallet, Nicolas Dulac, Nicole Giguère, Helen Doyle, and Johanne Fournier.

More info
17h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
17H45 David contre Goliath *
David B. Ricard | 2022 | French | S.T. English

Burdened by three unfinished short films, a filmmaker confronts his anxieties by launching into a playful and introspective deep dive.

See full details
Cinéma du Musée
17H30 L' Histoire jugera *
Germán Gutiérrez | 2022 | Spanish | S.T. French or English

An important and often personal work of memory, History Will Judge captures the uncertainty about the future of a country emerging from 52 years of civil war.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
17H30 Fragments From Heaven
Adnane Baraka | 2022 | Berber, Arabic, French | S.T. French or English

The desert of Morocco is known as one of the epicentres of meteorite falls, and the fragments of these astral relics are keenly sought-after.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
17H30 Chaperons rouges (1)
* La bouilloire (2)
*
(1) Helène Bourgault, Helen Doyle | 1979 | French

Chaperons rouges is one of the first Quebec documentaries to address sexual violence directly. Coproduced by Vidéo Femmes and the Groupe Intervention Vidéo , this bold, incisive documentary, in hybrid form, heralded the beginnings of a flourishing revolution.

See full details (2) Héloïse Bargain | 2021 | French

In a brutal cinematographic letter to her attacker, a woman flips the roles to describe some details of an imagined revenge.

See full details
18h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 12
18H00 Inner Lines
Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd | 2022 | Armenian, Turkish, Kurdish | S.T. French or English

Inner Lines is a poignant historical account and a haunting reflection on the eternal return of violence across time and space.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
18H00 Herbaria *
Leandro Listorti | 2022 | Spanish, German | S.T. English

Through a surprising dialogue between botany and film preservation, this work offers a freely rigorous reflection on conservation and ephemerality.

See full details
19h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
19H30 Republic of Silence *
Diana El Jeiroudi | 2021 | Arabic, English, German, Kurdish | S.T. French or English

Taking a personal approach, this film of epic proportions offers a unique view of the Syrian conflict and the life of an exile haunted by memories.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
19H45 Sur la lune de Nickel *
François Jacob | 2016 | Russian | S.T. French

Daily life in Norilsk, which seems to exist in another time and space, leads us to question our own life.

See full details
20h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
20H15 Big Fight in Little Chinatown *
Karen Cho | 2022 | English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French | S.T. French or English

Chinese neighborhoods in North American communities fight back against developers to preserve their historical, cultural, and family heritage.

See full details
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 12
20H00 Anhell69
Theo Montoya | 2022 | Spanish | S.T. English

A mournful and melancholic portrait of Colombian queer youth destroyed by violence and war; their freedom and self-destruction bound up in an unbridled nihilism.

See full details
Cinéma du Musée
20H45 Jouvencelles *
Fanie Pelletier | 2022 | French, English | S.T. French or English

Bloom is an intimate look into the online lives of teenagers. This mosaic wonderfully captures the spirit of a hyperconnected generation.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
20H30 The Word Became Flesh (1)
* Grin (2)
* Summertime (3)
* Karioka (4)
*
(1) Ziel Karapotó | 2019 | Portuguese | S.T. English

For over five centuries, colonization has appropriated Indigenous bodies, cultures, languages, and souls. Ziel Karapotó creates a ritualized reimagining of history.

See full details (2) Roney Freitas, Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali | 2016 | maxacali, Portuguese | S.T. English

The Maxakali nation recalls the formation of the first Rural Indigenous Guard under military dictatorship in Brazil after more than 40 years.

See full details (3) Wewito Piyãko | 2012 | Portuguese | S.T. English

A sensitive look at childhood in Ashaninka focuses on learning both in, and even more so, out of the classroom.

See full details (4) Takumã Kuikuro | 2014 | kuikuro, Portuguese | S.T. English

The Kuikuro family leave their Indigenous community to visit the famous Rio de Janeiro. Through their discoveries, the imagined city is reinvented.

See full details
21h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
21H30 Music and Images Live Performance - Philippe Léonard x C H R I S T - What now ?
Music and Images Live Performance - Philippe Léonard x C H R I S T - What now ?

Rather than describe this live performance of music and projections by Philippe Léonard and CHRIST, the artists have decided to turn this space over to Cindy Blackstock, with her consent.

"A post-apology 'To-Do' List" by Cindy Blackstock, member of the Gitxsan Nation and Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

The Pope apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. It was meaningful for some Residential School Survivors, and I am so grateful that it brought them some comfort. However, when victims must travel to Rome to ask for an apology, greater scrutiny is needed to ensure the apology delivers justice for the victims and is not just a proforma release of responsibility for the offender. As an Elder eloquently told the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in 1996, “integrity is when words have meaning.”

The Pope’s apology began by recognizing the Governor General and the prime minister (which are both offices arising from colonialism), before mentioning the Residential School Survivors and the children who died to whom this apology is properly addressed. It talked about the future but was light on accountability and action and peppered with requests for God to forgive the Church. There is still time to ensure this apology has meaning, so I am calling on the Pope to commit to the following actions on behalf of the Catholic Church and the Holy See:

1- Publicly rescind the 1493 papal bull “Inter Caetera” that gave effect to the Doctrine of Discovery “legalizing” the unjust taking of Indigenous lands worldwide and continues to be cited by courts and governments to legitimize colonial land title.
2- Conduct an independent and credible records review to ensure that the Church and Holy See provide all residential school records in its possession to entities authorized by Indigenous Peoples.
3- Repatriate anything taken from Indigenous Peoples by the Church or Holy See, including lands, cultural artifacts, records and human remains.
4- Decolonize the Church and Holy See by reforming Catholic teachings and practices that interfere with Indigenous Peoples’ rights, paying particular attention to ensuring that Church teachings do not infringe on the human rights and dignity of all Indigenous Peoples, including women and girls and LGBTQAI2S+ and gender diverse persons.
5- Take significant and positive measures to promote Indigenous Peoples’ rights globally, including the promotion of their self-determined spiritual beliefs and practices.
6- Reform the Church to protect all children and other vulnerable persons against all forms of abuse and hold perpetrators and those who enable them accountable whilst providing meaningful reparations and supports to victims.
7- Ensure the Church (not parishioners) provides just reparations to Residential School Survivors and the estates of children who died.
8- Conduct a review of the Church’s global injustices to determine where apologies accompanied by meaningful justice should be offered instead of waiting for victims to “ask.”

The First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who attended residential schools and suffered so deeply and those who died there deserve this and more.

Live music and projections performance by Philippe Léonard and CHRIST

Presented in collaboration with Suoni Per Il Popolo.

More info
23h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
23H00 Techno Party - Omar Hamdi
Techno Party - Omar Hamdi

An exciting evening with invigorating rythms from DJ Omar Hamdi !

More info
16h30After circus *

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