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What's New with Megaphone? Les Zapartistes, Raôul Duguay, Tourisme Montréal...

Press release

2013/10/16


Montreal, October 16, 2013 - Comedy group Les Zapartistes offers a hilarious take on Montreal (November 2) on the eve of the municipal elections; Raôul Duguay, Jean-Paul Daoust, Guy Marchamps and Paul Dallaire participate in a poetry night (October 26) presented by Éditions d'art Le Sabord; Marion Ancel from Tourisme Montréal discusses sustainable tourism and its challenges (October 25); the Institut du Nouveau Monde reports on the in-depth dialogue it had with citizens about the municipal elections (October 23); the École Urbania/UQAM offers ideas for design and cultural life (October 24); the Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal presents its manifesto for the future of Montreal (October 31); and the newspaper Le Devoir holds public debates on culture in Montreal (October 16), policing efforts in the city (October 23) and a century of corruption (October 31). Click here for a complete calendar of events.

Less than three weeks left to speak up!

In addition to participating in these events, members of the public can speak at the microphone themselves on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 11 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays until 1 a.m. The Megaphone event wraps up on Monday, November 4, the day after Montreal's municipal elections, with the mic turned on one last time until 11 p.m.

Voices rocking the city

See excerpts of Megaphone speeches given on October 11 by Montreal's mayoral candidates, who imagined how our city might be in 2023 after a decade under their administration. This memorable evening was presented by ICI Radio-Canada and hosted by Michel Désautels.

Megaphone is an interactive public-speaking experience in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles on the Promenade des Artistes. To complement this installation, an audiovisual exhibition presenting Quebec's greatest orators has been set up along the Promenade. Both Megaphone and the exhibition will run Wednesdays through Saturdays and, exceptionally, on Monday, November 4, starting at 7 p.m. Watch the demonstration video.

Megaphone is co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada and the Quartier des spectacles, created by the Moment Factory, and directed by Étienne Paquette.

For more details, visit megaphonemtl.ca

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For more information:

National Film Board of Canada

Pat Dillon, Publicist
Tel.: 514-283-9411
Cell: 514-206-1750
E-mail: p.a.dillon@nfb.ca

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

Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles

Marie-Joëlle Corneau, Media Relations
Tel.: 514-879-0009, ext. 260
Cell: 514-348-9676
E-mail: marie-joelle.corneau@quartierdesspectacles.com