Ciné Vert continues until 5 March and offers two documentaries on the environment




Because it’s time to act

For its 2nd edition, this year available online, the festival will feature two new feature films this winter. Launched last October, Ciné Vert’s activities continue until March 5, 2021and offer, in adition to the screenings, panel discussions and an evening of short films.



Feature films are available for free for 3 days on Të and are always accompanied by a discussion panel on Facebook.

Pas d’or pour Kalsaka by Michel K. Zongo

2019 Burkina Faso 80 minutes Several languages Subtitles FR

January 26 at 7 p.m. to January 29, 2021 at midnight

Panel discussion on January 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.,live on Facebook, with Ugo Lapointe, co-founder and co-spokesperson of the Coalition pour que le Québec ait meilleure mine,, Delphine Abadie M., Ph.D. in African Philosophy and co-author of Noir Canada, and Mamadou Ciré Diallo, Ph.D. in mining law and researcher at Thinking Africa.

In the 2000s, Burkina Faso began mining its gold deposits. The state then signed contracts with international mining companies. The first open-pit gold mine began operations in Kalsaka in 2006. However, what was believed to be a development opportunity proved to be an environmental disaster without compensation for the village’s farming population. Michel K. Zongo documents this tragedy by going to meet the inhabitants as well as by surveying the bruised landscape. Allegorical cowboys and an ironic storyteller complete the chronicle. A striking example of the unjust and dishonest exploitation of African resources by developed countries, causing a real mess whose human and ecological impact is horrible.

The Whale and the Raven by Mirjam Leuze

2019 Canada 91 minutes English Subtitles FR

February 23 at 7 p.m. to February 26, 2021 at midnight

Panel discussion on February 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., live on Facebook, with Robert Michaud, President and Scientific Director of the Groupe de recherche et d’éducation sur les mammifères marins , and a representative of the Coalition Fjord.

How does the Great Bear Rainforest population in British Columbia cope with the arrival of the gas industry? And what place do the whales have in this debate, when the mere noise of tankers may be enough to keep them away? The whale and the raven tell the story of humans and non-humans united by a deep relationship to the ocean, but separated by divergent perspectives as to its future.


In addition to the screenings, Ciné Vert offers the public various activities such as panels, lectures and an evening of short films.

February 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m. Regards croisés : Quel rôle ont les médias face à la crise environnementale?

As the climate crisis becomes more and more acute, this panel discusses how environmental issues are addressed or discussed in newspapers, television, web media and documentary film.

Guests: Amy Miller (filmmaker), Gabrielle Brassard-Lecours (independent journalist and co-founder of Ricochet), and Jean-Thomas Léveillé (journalist at La Presse).

March 4, 2021, 7:30 p.m. Movie-discussion night: Cours vers la transition!

Ciné Vert and Wapikoni Mobile invite you to attend an online screening-discussion around short films on the environment produced by Wapikoni Mobile. Under the theme of indigenous rights, women and the environment, the films will be presented in three blocks: territory, mobilization and women and the environment.  The films will be followed by a live discussion on Ciné Vert’s Facebook page. Guests tba. 

On the program:

  • Vivir con la tierra by Analicia Lopez, Lauliano Martinez et Fernandilio Garrido
  • Entre l’arbre et l’écorce by Kevin Papatie
  • Airstrip by Hayley Nottaway
  • BLOCUS 138 – LA RÉSISTANCE INNUE by Junior Leblanc
  • NOUS NOUS SOULÈVERONS (WE WILL RISE) by Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
  • Mi’gwidelmag Gnitjgamitj (Remembering our Grandpa) by Nation Isaac
  • Kitci Nehirowiskwew (The Great Lady of Atikamekw) by Elia Moar and Sipi Flemish
  • Onickakw! (Wake up!)  by Sipi Flemish
  • Nitahkôtân (I Have Arrived) by Moe Clark
  • Shipu – River by Shanice Mollen Picard and Uapukun Mestokosho Mckenzie
  • Nanapush et la Tortue by Melissa Mollen Dupuis
  • TRADITIONAL HEALING by Raymond Caplin

All short films will also be available worldwide on Të from March 1 to 5, 2021.


Ciné Vert is a festival of documentary films about the environment. It aims to promote local and international films, as well as the creation of spaces for exchange and convergence around the issues of the day, leading to the mobilization and implementation of initiatives that support ecological transition. Ciné Vert is a co-production of SUCO and Funambules Media.

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