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Combat au bout de la nuit Sylvain L'Espérance

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Combat au bout de la nuit is an unconventional activist epic, filmed in Greece over several years among the many refugees and amidst some of the mass demonstrations that have rocked the country. The film is at once an essay, guerrilla journalism and poetic portrait. It tackles the socio-political upheavals of a country that stands alone in bringing down the western neoliberal model. By documenting the words and songs of the most marginalized, by taking to the streets with cleaning women of uncommon courage and determination, and by showing the power of poetry and solidarity to overcome the cruel indifference of the powerful, Sylvain L’Espérance (Sur le rivage du monde, RIDM 2012) posits the necessity of a fight that has only just begun.

On November, 17th, the screening will be followed by a discussion moderated by Valérie Amiraux (member of the European Union Centre of Excellence).

Presented in collaboration with the CSN, the Centre d’excellence sur l’Union européenne de l’Université de Montréal et de l’Université McGill, and Oxfam-Québec

Combat au bout de la nuit

  • Country : Quebec
  • Year : 2016
  • V.O : French, Greek
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 285 MIN
  • Cinematography : Sylvain L'Espérance
  • Editing : Sylvain L'Espérance
  • Production : Sylvain L'Espérance
  • Sound Design : Catherine Van Der Donckt
Filmography of Sylvain L'Espérance :

Les printemps incertains / Shadows of Spring (1992)
Le temps qu'il fait (1997)
La main invisible / The invisible hand (2002)
Un fleuve humain / The River Where We Live (2006)
Intérieurs du delta / Into the delta (2009)
Sur le rivage du monde / Standing on the edge of the world (2012)
Bamako temps susepndu (2014)

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