LIGHTS ABOVE WATER

60 min, documentary, Quebec, Canada, 2016
Directed byLachapelle, Nicolas & Ariel St-Louis Lamoureux
Produced byBrousse
LanguageFrench/English/Cree
Short description

Children from a Cree community express and question their identity.


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Synopsis

Lights Above Water is a documentary created with the children of Waswanipi, a Cree community in Northern Quebec (James Bay Cree). Influences from various sources color the daily life of the community. Rejecting and taking ownership of the cultural elements, the children of Waswanipi build their own specific identity. Over a year, they guide us through their expression of this identity and they question the future of their own generation.

 

Credits

Script : Ariel St-Louis Lamoureux, Nicolas Lachapelle
Photography : Nicolas Lachapelle
Editing : Anne Gabrielle Lebrun Harpin
Sound Editing : Julien Schmidt
Music : Alex Raymond Lachapelle, Mourad Bennacer
Sound Recording : Ariel St-Louis Lamoureux

Production : Brousse

 

Financial Partners

ONF

PRIM

Vidéographe

Périphérie Centre Création Cinéama

Director

Lachapelle, Nicolas

Teacher, journalist, activist and producer, since the strudent strike of 2012, Nicolas practices a documentary cinema that tackle to challenge the society. He is involved in various artistic and political projects like the organisation of cinema workshops with marginalized communities. Medias’ impact on society is one of his study field while he is programming the Festival du Film Ethnographique du Québec.

 

Filmography

 

Lights Above Water (2016 / 60 min)

Ariel St-Louis Lamoureux

Issue d’abord du monde du théâtre, elle voit le cinéma documentaire comme un processus collaboratif entre les artistes, les sujets et le contexte. Elle espère ainsi l’exploration d’un langage cinématographique immersif et non autoritaire. Les réflexions sur l’identité, l’enfance et la collectivité sont centrales dans sa démarche artistique. De ce fait, elle niche une partie de sa pratique artistique dans des sphères sociales potentielles à un travail sur le terrain avec les communautés.

 

Filmographie

 

Lumières sur l’eau (2016 / 60 min)