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Ethnography Lab Film Nights
2022-11-09 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Come join us for the first screening of our Ethnography Lab Film Nights! One of Quebec’s most iconic films, this ethno-fiction is an emblem of the Cinéma direct movement.
The Concordia Ethnography Lab is happy to launch a series of film nights starting off this month! With these screenings we are inviting you to see through the ethnographic eyes of the directors and think through cinematic images. There will be three screenings taking place before the holidays on select Wednesday evenings at 6pm in the Speculative Life Research Cluster (EV 10.625).
The first event is a screening of Pour la suite du monde (1963) directed by Michel Brault and Pierre Perrault. “Pour la suite du monde is the unrehearsed story of what happened when old-timers from Île-aux-Coudres, a small island in the St. Lawrence River, were persuaded to revive a local whale-catching practice” (NFB, 2006). We chose this Quebec classic to introduce you to the Cinéma direct movement happening in Quebec at the end of the 50s which is characterised by a desire to directly capture reality and the voice of research subjects, questioning the relationship between cinema and daily life. The film has been called an ethno-fiction, but we’ll discuss all that together on Nov. 9th!
It will be super cozy and we hope to have a nice discussion on the film afterwards!