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What We Choose To Remember – Updates

The National Film Board, as part of its Filmmaker Assistance Program, has provided additional on-line editing, colour correction and audio mixing over the summer for ELAN’s feature-length documentary  What We Choose To Remember.  The Knowlton Film Festival presented the film on August 26 and regional screenings are confirmed for Quebec City at the Morrin Centre on September 28 and for Rouyn-Noranda October 5.


This film about identity and belonging among English-speakers and Allophones has resonated with viewers because it reflects a lived reality that is rarely acknowledged in the media or in the official history of Quebec.  ELAN is planning group screenings of What We Choose To Remember in the months ahead accompanied with a Q+A so audience members can share experiences about their family migrating to Quebec and how they have adapted.  Check our webpage for dates and locations pf screenings.    https://whatwechoosetoremember.ca/   You can also find a link to view the film while waiting for a community screening.


Waves of Change: Reimagining Quebec

ELAN’s newest documentary project is a one-hour special for CBC entitled Waves of Change: Reimagining Quebec. This new documentary revisits characters previously seen in Waves of Change (the 6-part series broadcast on MAtv) as well as the feature-length documentary What We Choose To Remember and adds a series of interviews with prominent Francophones.  The result is a lively conversation in which Quebecers from many linguistic and cultural origins try to imagine a better future for Quebec and themselves. Waves of Change: Reimagining Quebec will be broadcast on CBC September 17 and then will be available on-line at CBC GEM.

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