Falardeau Poulin - A force de courage - Anthologie Volume 1
Pierre Falardeau, satirist, director, screenwriter and militant separatist (born 28 December 1946 in Montreal, Quebec; died 25 September 2009 in Montreal).

Filmmaker Pierre Falardeau has been a major figure in Quebec cinema for more than 25 years. Each of his films testifies to his unwavering political and social commitment. After studying anthropology and ethnology at the Universite de Montreal, where he became interested in documentary filmmaking, in the early 1970s, Falardeau discovered video and its flexibility. With his friend, actor Julien Poulin, he directed several socially engaged documentaries, the first of which was Continuons le combat (1971), an analogy of Quebec sovereignty transposed to a boxing ring. From that high point on, Falardeau the militant would never let go of the torch.

In 1977, he and Julien Poulin made A force de courage, a film about Algerian independence which earned a special jury citation at the Lille Film Festival in France. The two subsequently shot Pea Soup and Speak White, the latter based on a celebrated poem by Michele Lalonde. In 1981, Falardeau and Poulin directed the feature Elvis Gratton, which was awarded the grand prize at Lille as well as the Genie Award for best short film.

2 x DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:26:55 + 01:22:22 | 4.06 Gb + 3.85 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary

Continuons le combat / The Fight Must Go On
In order to go on, every society, whether primitive or modern, seeks to understand itself through myth and ritual. Quebec society of the 1970s is revealed through a modern-day ritual: professional wrestling. At the time, the World Wrestling Federation had not yet imposed its dominant, imperialist discourse...

A mort / To the Death
An unfinished film on belmont Park, the mecca of popular culture in Quebec in the 1950s. An anthropological reflection on life and death.

Le magra / The Magra
Daily life at the Nicolet Police Institut or, how society mass-produces the defenders of power and privilege.

Les canadiens sont la / The Canadians Are Here
Satirical documentary on an exhibition of Canadian contemporary art in Paris. A project commissioned by the Canada Council that turned out not quite as expected...

A force de courage / By Force of Courage
In Algeria, agricultural workers on a self-managed farm speak of their country, the war of independance and the Algerian people's courage to resist. They describe how the land stolen by occuper, was finally liberated recaptured, and taken over by those who labour it.

Speak White
A collage of archival photograph composes the visuals of this free adaptation of Michele Lalonde's famous poem, Speak White. The film speak out against colonialism and imperialism. "We know that we are not alone."

-- Audio commentary (French only)
-- Bilingual booklet

Download Falardeau Poulin - A force de courage - Anthologie Volume 1: Continuons le combat (1971), A mort (1972), Le magra (1975), Les canadiens sont la (1973), A force de courage (1977), Speak White (1980) 2 x DVD5:



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