Celesta Found

Celesta Found

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A chance discovery of journals written in the early 20th century by a woman who lived in Quebec's Eastern Townships enticed Rina Fraticelli on a journey of discovery.

Cest Moi

Cest Moi

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Set in modern-day Montréal, C'est Moi explores the collision of the past as it meets the present. Performance by Montréal native Jenny Brizard evokes the return of a ghostly figure, Marie-Josèph Angélique, a runaway slave in 18th century New France (Québec). She was accused of setting a fire in Vieux Montréal and subsequently tortured and hanged. As it prepared to celebrate its 375th anniversary, the City of Montréal removed a plaque that stated a declaration against racial discrimination, thus posing the question, "How much of our past is erased in the restoration of history?"

Cherchez le courant

Cherchez le courant

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Détails de l'histoire de l'industrie énergétique du Québec, le coût probable de l'environnement du plan de construire quatre centrales hydroélectriques sur la rivière Romaine vierge et explore la pléthore de solutions de rechange, tels que l'énergie solaire, la biomasse, le biogaz, l'efficacité énergétique, l'énergie éolienne et géothermique.

Grosse Île, Québec • Ghost Towns of Canada

Grosse Île, Québec • Ghost Towns of Canada

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This episode of Ghost Towns of Canada explores Grosse Île, Québec during the time of the potato famine in Ireland. A quarantine station, Grosse Île became home to an Irish immigrant population riddled with typhus.

Kahnawake Waters, Part 1 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Kahnawake Waters, Part 1 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory runs along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Québec, across from Montréal. It is here, along the river, that Mohawk people have lived for centuries. This is the first of two programs on the Kahnawake First Nation, and it explores how the Mohawks' lives were seriously disrupted with the building of the St. Lawrence Seaway which cuts right through their territory.

Kanhnawake Waters, Part 2 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Kanhnawake Waters, Part 2 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory runs along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Québec, across from Montréal. It is here, along the river, that Mohawk people have lived for centuries.In the traditional language of the Mohawks, the word "kahnawake" means "by the rapids," and the Mohawks of Kahnawake have always lived on the water. The Onake Paddling Club, founded in 1972, was an instant success and continues to flourish in this community. 

Les passeurs

Les passeurs

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Ulysse, Maya, Adam, Barbara and Thomas are the Fictional characters of this film built with true stories. Quebecers of various ethnic backgrounds tell their sense of Quebec identity.

Québec My Country Mon Pays

Québec My Country Mon Pays

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Director John Walker reflects on his complex relationship with Québec, charting the course of rapid change wrought by the Quiet Revolution: from the separatist movement, FLQ crisis and political referenda to the exodus of half a million people from Québec. 

The QuébeCanada Complex

The QuébeCanada Complex

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This bold documentary provides a humorous perspective on the threat of the Québec/Canada split.

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3--13 parts)

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3--13 parts)

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This is the third of four documentary series on water--its role in culture, spirituality and life itself for North America's First Nations people. 

Seeking the Current

Seeking the Current

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Seeking the Current explores the environmental costs of hydro-electricity in the light of the many alternative forms of energy, such as solar energy, biomass, biogas, energy efficiency, wind and geothermal power.

Squat!

Squat!

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An inside look at Montreal's first political squat.

Val Jalbert, Québec • Ghost Towns of Canada

Val Jalbert, Québec • Ghost Towns of Canada

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This episode of Ghost Towns of Canada explores Val Jalbert, Québec, a prosperous mill town in the 1920s that would lose its fortune with the eventual shift in the industry.