75 min, Documentary, Quebec, Canada, 2011
Directed byNicolas Paquet
Produced byKarina Soucy (franC doc films)
Short description200 families are uprooted for a few bars of gold.
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In Malartic, in Abitibi, people are driven away from their land, from the towns they built with their own hands. Then comes the gaping hole, the scar on the Earth: the open-pit mine. And the company is paying for it all with nothing more than the promise of a shining future.


Script and Direction :Nicolas Paquet

Direction of Photography : François Vincelette

Sound : Philippe Scultety, Mélanie Gauthier

Editing : Natacha Dufaux

Composition: Brigitte Lacasse

Production :  Karina Soucy (franC doc films)


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Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec

Conseil des Arts de Montréal

Conseil des Arts du Canada



Nicolas Paquet

Nicolas Paquet is the co-founder of franC doc, a production company based in the Lower St. Lawrence region of Québec. He produced the documentaries Verdoyant pure laine (2006) and A beau venir qui part de loin (2007), both set in rural areas. In 2009, he directed his first film, L’âme d’un lieu – autopsie d’une boulangerie, folllowed by the feature documentary La règle d’or (The Golden Rule) in 2011. Filming small isolated places, he is searching for beauty, even in the darkest stories of our time.




Esprit de cantine (2017 / 77 min)

Sugar Shack Tales (2016 / 14 min)

Living Like the Land (Ceux comme la terre) (2014 / 73 min)

The Golden Rule (La Règle d’or) (2011 / 75 min)

L’âme d’un lieu – autopsie d’une boulangerie (2009 / 30 min)