72 min., Documentary, Canada, 2020
Directed byNicolas Lachapelle
Produced byBrousse | Suzel D. Smith et Nicolas Lachapelle
Short descriptionThe harsh winter of a community of squatters in one of the great lost city of America.
Film subjects Society , The Americas , Urban Planning
Regis du cinemas, general

Film details


A group of jilted souls have found refuge inside a forsaken neighbourhood scorched by brutal violence, fire and destruction. They try to build themselves a home but the memories of the place still walk among them. A sensorial reflexion about what we leave of us in the place we’ve been.



Written and directed by Nicolas Lachapelle

Produced by Suzel D. Smith and Nicolas Lachapelle (Brousse)

Cinematography : Nicolas Lachapelle

Editing : Daniel Dietzel

Sound design : Mourad Bennacer

Sound mix : Mourad Bennacer

Music : Mourad Bennacer

Sound : Tiago McNicoll, Bertand Desrochers et Ariel St-Louis Lamoureux


Nicolas Lachapelle

Nicolas Lachapelle has directed two feature-length documentaries (Lights Above Water, 2015 and What Remains After We’re Gone, 2020) and made a number of sound creations (Demolition Derby, 2017, Og Doï, 2020 and Beyond the 138, 2020). He has also worked as a filmmaker and mentor with marginalized youth through such organizations as the Wapikoni Mobile and Youth Fusion. He spent five years on Quebec’s North Shore, working as a video journalist for CBC/Radio-Canada. He now devotes his days to creating documentaries. Currently, he has two projects in the works: the first, on the Indigenous caribou hunt; the second, on a mysterious sound phenomenon on the Detroit/Windsor border. Both projects received support from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec and Canada Council for the Arts. In 2021, he was designated the Quebec’s North Shore Artist of the Year by Culture Côte-Nord.




Lights Above Water, 2016, 60 min

Gas runs through my veins, 2017, 10 minutes, sound documentary

Beyond the 138, 2019, 60 minutes, sound documentary

What remains after we’re gone, 2020, 72 min

Zug Island, 2022, 22 min


Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma 2022
Prix Pierre-et-Yolande-Perrault Montréal
Torino Underground Cinefest 2022
Special Mention ArtInMovimento Magazine Turin