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Modern Love / D'Amour et d'eau fraîche
À la Gauche de Dieu 1
It Could Never Happen to Me
Wetlands
Railroad
À la Gauche de Dieu 2
L'Affaire Dollard
Moving the Mountain
Que reste-t-il de nos amours ?
Chinatown
L'Enivrement fanatique
Le Réveil
Thomas Lee
À la Gauche de Dieu 3
Le Dernier des Franco-Ontariens
À la Gauche de Dieu 4
La mort du site de Dollard

The tracks that you will discover on this CD were inspired by documentary films or television programes that you may have heard of or even viewed. Specifically, they are:

Que reste-t-il de nos amours ?

This documentary series by Les Productions du Regard (producers of the film "Le sexe des étoiles" and many other films) was realized by Serge and Richard Trottier, two brothers well known in the Montreal production scene for their shocking documentaries such as: L'envers de la médaille, Au nom de la foi etc. This series earned a nomination as best documentary film at the 1995 Gémeaux Awards, and its sound track nominated for best music. Claire Lapointe was the Executive Producer. This is a most moving series depicting various attitudes regarding "couple" relationships through three great time periods, that is: before 1960, 1970-80 and 1990.

It Could Never Happen to Me

Mark Ross for Carleton Productions directed this television program whose purpose was to publicize the dangers of fire. Everyone, at least once in a lifetime, finds him or herself in a situation were they must deal with a fire and unfortunately more often than not do not know what to do. Through the testimony of a person who suffered serious burn injuries we learn the importance of being well prepared to react to this ever-present danger. It can happen to anyone.

À la gauche de Dieu

This play directed by Robert Marinier deals with the meandering of passion between lovers those turns into confusion and disorder. Music plays a predominant role in this emotion-filled play. Robert Marinier has written many other exceptional plays such as: l`Insomnie etc…

La Montagne d'or / Moving the Mountain

This film depicts the life of a Chinese-Canadian family; victim of discrimination at the turn of the 20th century by the imposition of the Canadian Government's "entry tax" levied only on persons immigrating from China. This film was presented in several international film festivals and diffused in China, the United States of America, throughout Europe and Canada. One could even say that this has become a cult film among the Canadian-Chinese community.

Wetlands

At the 1997 Reel Awards this television program won the award for the Best Documentary. This film deals with the ecological threats derived from the drying up of bogs and swamps near our great urban centers. David Maltby, a man who is particularly sensitive to ecological causes and their effect on our society, directed this program.

L'Affaire Dollard

This documentary film discusses an intrigue surrounding the real emplacement of the site where Dollard des Ormeaux fought the Iroquois. The film was directed by Jacques Ménard of the National Film Board and directed by André Lavoie (who also directed the film on Gaétan Hart). In a poetic style, the film touches upon a political and sociological controversy surrounding the myth of Dollard des Ormeaux. A film filled with symbols that often surpass a simple linear vision of the facts.

Le Dernier des Franco-Ontariens

Jean-Marc Larivière, a visionary film producer whose films display the uncommon depth of his vision, directed this film. Jean-Marc is the recipient of many prestigious international awards and has received an honorable mention at the 1997 Hot Docs for his film "Le Dernier des Franco-Ontariens". That film was produced jointly by the National Film Board and Nunavut. This multi-dimensional film deals simultaneously with a book written by a Franco-Ontarian, Franco-Ontarian culture in general and with creation in the universal sense. Jean-Marc loves to take the viewer to areas where one can transcend what he calls the "Flatland". A film which is at once impressionistic, poetic and touching.