97 min, Documentary, Quebec, Canada, 2013
Directed byMaël Demarcy-Arnaud
Produced byCécile Monteillet (DAVAÏ)
Short descriptionWe discover the Red mountain college a collective of graphic design students that was formed during and for the Quebec student strike.
Film subjects Education , History & Politics , Youth
Regis du cinemas, general

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Their name will forever be associated with the “Printemps Érable” – the mass protests led by Québec’s student movement in 2012. “L’École de la montagne rouge” was a group of graphic design students brought together by and for the student strike, who gave the movement a face by crafting clever slogans and inpiring imagery. But did their creative spark really contribute to a generation’s political awakening? Without images, is a revolution still a revolution? Is creativity necessarily linked to a surge of dissenting ideas? These and other questions are deftly tackled in Aujourd’hui pour moi, demain pour toi, a film whose title adopts the students’ credo (“today for me, tomorrow for you”). The film also reminds us that design is more than mere decoration : it can also be at the forefront of much-needed social change.


Script qnd Direction : Maël Demarcy-Arnaud
Direction of photography : Maël Demarcy-Arnaud
Sound : Aude Renaud-Lorrain, Serge-Olivier Rondeau, Guillaume Guerette, Laurent Gagné-Roy, Thomas Mossino

Sound Design : Grégoire Iwaniec
Editing : Maël Demarcy-Arnaud
Music : Mathieu Magny
Production : Cécile Monteillet (DAVAÏ)


Maël Demarcy-Arnaud

Maël has been surrounded by diverse cultural horizons from a very young age. Through Cap Vert and the Azores, from Budapest to Brussels, and finally to Montreal, where he was born, Maël has formed his very own worldview. While studying cinema in Paris, Maël encounters the work of Pierre Perreault and the cinéma direct – these discoveries spark Maël’s interest in documentary film. He then decides to return to Montreal to pursue the rest of his film studies. It is through DAVAÏ, created in 2011 by Jérémie Nolet et Guillaume Chaboud, that Maël creates and produces his documentary works. The human condition and the perspective of the world are intertwined within the subjects he works with.

In 2011, he decides to leave for the Azores to document the disappearing tradition of whale hunters. The transmission of eroding knowledge is at the core of this piece. In the midst of editing the film, Maël returns to the camera to capture the collective École de la Montagne Rouge, at the first steps of a social movement that would inhabit the province of Quebec for eight months. Very attached to Pierre Perreault and his legacy, Maël is currently developing a parallel project about his wife, Yolande Simard Perrault, who was at the origin of her husband’s work.




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