9 FEATURE FILMS PRESENTED AT CINÉ VERT
3rd EDITION LINE FROM APRIL 13 to 24, 2021
3rd edition of Ciné Vert, a documentary film festival on the environment. From April 13 to 24, 2021, 9 feature films, including 6 Canadian premieres and 1 international premiere,will be presented online for free through the Quebec platform Tënk.ca. The films will be accompanied by live discussions with filmmakers and experts on the biggest environmental issues of the day, in order to open spaces for dialogue and to promote the exchange of ideas around the ecological transition as well as the identification of solutions to actively contribute to it.
14 DOCUMENTARY FILMS ON KEY ISSUES
The proposed programming is designed to accompany an action of the public and to change our view of the world, dealing with a variety of themes that are all interconnected: biodiversity, climate emergency, eco-anxiety, consumption, viable food systems, collapsology, relationship to nature, resilience and energy resources among others. Ciné Vert wants to highlight certain realities, in the hope of making people think, mobilizing the population, fostering new encounters and sprouting promising projects in terms of transition.
The festival will be officially launched Cinéma du Musée on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 6:45 p.m., during a unique theatrical screening of the documentary Une fois que tu sais, available to all at a regular rate of $13.50. The film will also be available on the Tënk.ca platform on the same day, starting at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m., Emmanuel Cappellin, the film’s director, will be present as part of a panel discussion surrounding the film, which will be broadcast live on Facebook.
THE FEATURE FILM PROGRAMMATION presented on the Tënk.ca platform
All feature films will be available for free for 3 days (with the exception of the closing film Je m’appelle humain will be broadcast for only 1 day) on Tënk.ca. They will all be accompanied by a live discussion on Facebook.
- Une fois que tu sais by Emmanuel Cappellin / April 13-16
2020 | France | 64 min | French/English V.O. | French/English subtitles | Canadian premiere
Faced with the reality of climate change and the depletion of resources, director Emmanuel Cappellin realizes that a collapse of our industrial civilization is inevitable. But how can we continue to live with the idea that human adventure can fail? In search of answers, he meets experts and scientists such as Pablo Servigne, Jean-Marc Jancovici or Susanne Moser. All call for collective and solidarity action to prepare for the most humane transition possible.
Panel discussion on April 14, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.,live on Facebook, in the presence of director Emmanuel Cappellin and Susanne Moser, met in the film, and who is director and researcher at Susanne Moser Research and Consulting.
- La terre du milieu by Juliette Guignard / April 14-17
2020 I France I 57 min I V.O. French I English subtitles | Canadian premiere
Camille became a peasant. As they say of someone living with the country. She chose the Creuse, a rough and supple land, laborious and luminous. It is experiencing a growing rejection of the agricultural standards that control its production. Raising your three children, taking care of your animals and plants, will always be more important than yield. In the mirror, children also learn to make choices in front of the standards imposed on them by the school.
Discussion with the director on April 16, 2021, at 5 p.m., live on Facebook.
- Le périmètre de Kamsé by Olivier Zuchuat / April 15-18
2020 | Switzerland/France/Burkina Faso | 93 min | V.O. Mooré | French subtitles | Canadian premiere
In northern Burkina Faso, desertification is eating away at land and immigration is emptying villages. In Kamsé, the remaining inhabitants embarked on a pharaonic project: digging in the furnace, with a shovel and pickaxe, a network of and ponds, and then planting thousands of trees to green and fertilize the areas conquered by the desert. A battle waged by the women who transform the perimeter of Kamsé by force of their arms.
Panel discussion on April 17, 2021, at 5 p.m.,live on Facebook in the presence of director Olivier Zuchuat and Sandrine Kaneho, volunteer at the Association for Struggle for Integrated Development and Environmental Protection (ALDIPE) in Benin.
- Fast Fashion by Édouard Perrin and Gilles Bovon / April 17-20
2021 | France | 90 minutes | French version | Canadian premiere
Making a dress for a dozen euros, in the heart of Europe and in less than 15 days: it’s not only possible, but it’s becoming the norm. Since the apparel industry took the turn of Fast Fashion, it’s always faster, always cheaper.
Panel discussion on April 19, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.,live on Facebook in the presence of directors Gilles Bovon and Édouard Perrin, Marie Geneviève Cyr, professor of Fashion Design at the Parsons School of Design in New York and Caroline Larocque, project manager in sustainable development and communications at the Women in the Environment Network.
- Le dernier tuyau by Olivier D. Asselin / April 18-21
2021 | Quebec | 42 min | French V.O. | International premiere
Eight young vegans cross the snowy expanses of the Saguenay investigating the Quebec LNGproject. After rich exchanges with scientists, politicians, activists and workers, they are ready to take action…
Panel discussion on April 20, at 7:30 p.m.,live on Facebook in the presence of the director, as well as Michel Rondeau, animator for student life at the Cégep de Saint-Laurent, and Jayann Bertrand and Juliette Bernier, students, all of whom were part of the documentary project.
- Sol souverain by David Curtis / April 19-22
2019 | Canada | 91 min | English V.O. | French subtitles
At the end of the Canadian boreal forest, outside the small subarctic town of Dawson City, Yukon, a handful of farmers grow everything; Brussels sprouts covered in apple snow. With hard work and know-how, they managed to develop small plots of fertile land, in an expanse of wilderness.
Discussion with the director on April 21, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.,live on Facebook.
- Recettes pour un monde meilleur by Benoît Bringer / April 20-23
2020 | France | 69 min | French/English version | Dubbed in French | Canadian premiere
This film tells the story of women and men around the world who are inventing another food model that benefits the planet, nature and our health. From the creation of municipal farms for 100% organic short-circuit canteens, to anti-waste cooking methods. From turning our food waste into compost, to reducing our meat consumption. From the provision of shared gardens for the most disadvantaged, to the support policies of small independent producers. The solutions are there, at your fingertips.
Panel discussion on April 22, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.,live on Facebook with Erika Salem, program manager at the Montreal Food System, Murielle Vrins, program manager – Institutional Food at Équiterre, and Guillaume Cantin, CEO of La Transformerie.
- Douce France by Geoffrey Couanon / April 21-24
2020 | France | 96 min | French V.O. | Canadian premiere
Amina, Sami and Jennyfer are high school students in the Paris suburbs of 93. With their class, they embark on an unexpected investigation into a gigantic project of leisure park and shops that involves urbanizing agricultural land close to their neighborhood. But do you have the power to act on your territory when you are 17? Funny and intrepid, these young citizens take us to meet locals, real estate developers, farmers and even elected representatives of the National Assembly. A joyful quest that shakes up conventional wisdom and rekindles our connection to the earth!
Panel discussion on April 23, at 5 p.m.,live on Facebook with director Geoffrey Couanon and Marc-André Carignan, columnist in politics, municipal affairs and urban development.
- Je m’appelle humain by Kim O’Bomsawin / April 23-24
2020 | Quebec / Canada | 78 min | French V.O. / Innu | French subtitles
When the elders leave us, a connection with the past disappears with them. The Innu female poet Josephine Bacon embodies this generation witnessing a time soon to be gone. With charisma and sensitivity, she fights against the oblivion and disappearance of a language, a culture and its traditions. Following in the footsteps of Papakassik, the master of caribou, I am human proposes a foray into the history of a multi-millennium people alongside a free woman who has dedicated her life to passing on her knowledge and that of her ancestors. In his language, Innu means “human.”
Discussion with the Innu poet and director Josephine Bacon on April 24, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.,live on Facebook.
All discussions will be broadcast on the Facebook pages of Ciné Vert, SUCO, Funambules Media,the Houseof Sustainable Development,associate partner of Ciné Vert, but also on those of presenting partners and collaborators of the festival.
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