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

Press Releases & Media Kits

Trou Story, by Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie, will soon hit screens

Press release


Montreal, September 19, 2011 – The National Film Board of Canada has released the French-language trailer and poster for the documentary feature Trou Story ( The Hole Story), directed by Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie, and produced by Colette Loumède for the NFB.

You can watch the trailer in French on the film's website, onf.ca/troustory, on the NFB website at onf.ca/film/trou_story_bande_annonce/ and on the film's Facebook page, facebook.com/TrouStory.

The English version will be available in the near future on nfb.ca/theholestory.

Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie's Trou Story continues in the same provocative vein as their earlier Forest Alert. Using striking images, rare archival footage and interviews, the directors make a clear case against Canadian mining practices. Adopting a historical approach, they denounce the way that mining companies have chalked up astronomical profits while showing utter disregard for the environment and workers' health.

The world premiere of Trou Story will be held on October 30 during the upcoming Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The documentary will then screen in Quebec theatres starting November 4.

About the NFB

Canada’s public producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates interactive works, social-issue documentaries, auteur animation and alternative dramas that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB is developing the entertainment forms of the future in groundbreaking interactive productions, while pioneering new directions in 3D stereoscopic film, community-based media, and more. It works in collaboration with emerging and established 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 4 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. Its NFB.ca Screening Room features over 2,000 productions online, including high-definition and 3D films. The NFB also puts the experience of cinema into the hands of Canadians everywhere through its acclaimed mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms, as well as a pre-loaded app in the BlackBerry PlayBook.

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Judith Dubeau, for the National Film Board of Canada
Telephone: 514-495-8176
Cell: 514-983-6286
E-mail: judith.dubeau@ixioncommunications.com

Lily Robert, Director, Communications, NFB
Telephone: 514-283-3838
Cell: 514-296-8261
E-mail: l.robert@nfb.ca