In the Name of the Mother and the Son/Au nom de la mère et du fils - DVD
In the Name of the Mother and the Son paints a portrait of life in the Montreal neighbourhood of Saint-Michel for two youths of Haitian origin, whom we follow in their quest for hope and feedom. Not unlike their parents, who had to start from scratch on arriving in Canada, James and Le Voyou both yearn to take wing, each in his own way. The film is a cri de coeur to the women of Haiti who, like the mothers of these two young men, sacrificed so much to give their children a better future. In the Name of the Mother and the Son is also a sensitive account that eloquently decries the prejudice that, even today, plagues young Quebecers of Haitian origin. In French with option of English subtitles.
Petites mères, English subtitles, by Judith Brès - 34 min 26 s
Through the sympathetic portrait of four young mothers, we discover the troubling reality of teenagers in Black communities, where girls are twice as likely to carry their pregnancies to term as other teenagers in Quebec.
2006, 127 min 11 s
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