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Place au DOC! - Les soirées ONF

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Montreal, July 10, 2012 – Documentary film will soon be contributing to Montreal's lively cultural nightlife. From July 17 to August 8, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), in association with the Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles, is presenting Place au DOC! - Les soirées ONF, featuring eight striking new documentaries, as part of Place Émilie-Gamelin's summer program. Eight French screenings will be presented free of charge on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. in Place Émilie-Gamelin.

Place au DOC! - Les soirées ONF takes a critical look at a society that examines itself through a variety of artistic, political and social forms of expression. The irresistible audacity of hip hop music features in Symphonie Locass, Socalled, le film and Les États-Unis d'Afrique. The latter film constitutes an ideal curtain raiser for the Didier Awadi show, taking place at the International Nuits d'Afrique Festival on July 20. There is a poetic dimension to the committed activism of Une force de la nature, Trou Story, Les Fros and Les porteurs d'espoir. As Wapikoni – Escale à Kitcisakik demonstrates, in addition to the important role of education and the environment in the future of a society, reflection on identity is also crucial. This screening coincides with the International Day of the World's Indigenous People on August 9, 2012.

Place au DOC! on a summer's night! – Les soirées ONF

Place au DOC! - Les soirées ONF Program

Date                        Documentaries showing      
July 17, 2012      Les États-Unis d'Afrique – (Yanick Létourneau, 2011)      
July 19, 2012      Socalled, le film (Garry Beitel, 2010)
July 24, 2012      Une force de la nature (Sturla Gunnarsson, 2011)      
July 26, 2012      Trou Story (Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie, 2011)      
July 31, 2012      Symphonie Locass (Martine Asselin and Marco Dubé, 2006)      
August 2, 2012    Les Fros (Stéphanie Lanthier, 2010)      
August 7, 2012    Les porteurs d'espoir (Fernand Dansereau, 2010)      
August 9, 2012    Wapikoni – Escale à Kitcisakik (Mathieu Vachon, 2009)    

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB's award-winning content can be seen at NFB.ca and on apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV. Canada's public producer and distributor since 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 6 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.

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