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

World premiere of Le prix des mots on November 9, 2012

Press release


Le prix des mots

The legal battle over the book Noir Canada

World premiere on November 9, 2012
15th Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal
Canadian Feature Competition

Written and directed by Julien Fréchette
Produced by MC2 Communication Média
in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada

A troubling documentary thriller, Le prix des mots ( Silence Is Gold) takes us through the twists and turns of judicial proceedings pitting Canadian mining companies Barrick Gold and Banro against author Alain Deneault, his co-writers and publisher Éditions Écosociété following the 2008 release of the book Noir Canada.

World premiere with filmmaker in attendance
Friday, November 9 at 8:15 p.m., Grande Bibliothèque

Screening/talk with filmmaker in attendance
“Do the courts protect freedom of expression?”
Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m., Salle Fellini (Excentris)
With Alexa Leblanc (moderator), Lucie Lemonde, Anne-Marie Voisard and
Normand Landry (participants)

Original French and English version with French subtitles. Runtime: 77 minutes
The film will be released in theatres on February 8, 2013.

About the NFB

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