A drawing of a young boy with an oversized head, a character from BLA BLA, an interactive website produced by Vincent Morisset in 2011.

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The NFB and Macumba DOC present Grace, Milly, Lucy… des fillettes soldates

Press release

2011/02/14


Opening Friday February 18, 2011
at Cinéma Le Clap
2360, chemin Sainte-Foy, Centre Innovation (la pyramide), Quebec City


Quebec City, February 14, 2011 – After premiering on the international festival circuit and screening at the last Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), Raymonde Provencher’s Grace, Milly, Lucy... des fillettes soldates ( Grace, Milly, Lucy… Child Soldiers) will open in Quebec City at Cinéma Le Clap on Friday, February 18, 2011.

The film

In Uganda alone, more than 30,000 children have been abducted over the past 20 years and forced to fight in the armed conflict that is pitting rebel troops (the LRA) against government forces. Children account for 80% of the LRA’s recruits, and 30% of them are girls. Grace, Milly, Lucy...des fillettes soldates explores this little-known reality. When they return from captivity, girls who were trained to kill and often had to “marry” their captors must readjust to life in their community. Now, some of them are struggling to make their voices heard. Blending personal accounts and scenes from daily life, the film takes a sensitive look at the experiences of these determined women on the long road to reconciliation. While conjuring up painful echoes of a stifled past, Grace, Milly, Lucy… des fillettes soldates dares to believe in the future of these women united in a common struggle. Co-produced with the NFB, the film is a Macumba DOC production.

About the director

Raymonde Provencher holds a degree in political science and has been closely monitoring current affairs for more than 30 years (she collaborated on the creation of the program Nord-Sud for Télé-Québec in 1983). She is keenly aware of the many conflicts ravaging the world. With War Babies (winner of several Gémeaux awards in 2002), Blue Helmets: Peace and Dishonour  (2007) and A Senseless Death (2008), she exposed the tragedy of women who are victims of unspeakable crimes in times of war. And now, Grace, Milly, Lucy… des fillettes soldates breaks the silence surrounding the fate of a sacrificed generation.


About the National Film Board of Canada

Canada’s public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and digital content that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB is expanding the vocabulary of 21st-century cinema and breaking new ground in form and content through community filmmaking projects, cross-platform media, programs for emerging filmmakers, stereoscopic animation – and more. It works in collaboration with creative filmmakers, digital media creators and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, as well as partners around the world. Since the NFB’s founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. The NFB’s new website features almost 2,000 productions online, and its iPhone and iPad apps are among the most popular and talked about downloads. Visit NFB.ca today and start watching.


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Source: National Film Board of Canada


Information:

Marie Marais
Publicist
Telephone: 514-845-2821
E-mail: marais@cooptel.qc.ca