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A Place of Tide and Time

This screening took place on
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 12:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

At the eastern edge of Canada, in the French-speaking province of Quebec, English communities scatter the Gulf of St-Lawrence. Isolated and remote, with no links culturally or physically to the rest of Quebec, villages of the Lower North Shore have been dependent on the fishing industry for centuries. That’s until the 1992 cod moratorium devastated their economy, halting all cod fishing overnight. The personal journeys of those who call themselves the “forgotten people” offer a unique and nuanced glimpse into a reality shared by many remote regions across the world. As the characters sway between uncertainty and hope through the recurring cycles of seasons, we are transported into their world and witness a deeply intimate and personal conversation between young and old about identity, opportunity and ultimately happiness.

Au confins de la basse-côte-nord du Québec, juste au dessus de la frontière du Labrador, sur le territoire traditionnel des Innus se trouvent des villages fondés par des habitants de Terre-Neuve et du Québec au 19e siècle. Ces communautés anglophones sont éparpillées le long du golfe du saint Laurent. Très isolés, sans liens culturel ou physique avec le reste du Québec, ces villages dépendaient de l'industrie de la pèche jusqu'en 1992, lorsque que le moratoire sur la morue interdisant la pèche de nuit ne dévaste leur économie. Alors que les jeunes ne voient de solution que dans l'exil, les plus âgés refusent d'accepter le destin de la région. A Place of Tide and Time est une superbe conversation filmée entre jeunes et vieux, à propos de l'identité, des choix et du bonheur.

Co-presented with La Tournée Quebec Cinema

In English with French subtitles.

  • Directed by Sébastien Rist, Aude Leroux-Lévesque
  • 2019, Canada
  • 78 minutes

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