Focus Docu: Family intimacy in documentaries

Focus Docu: Family intimacy in documentaries



Focus Docu: Family intimacy in documentaries

Meetup - Documentary Cinema - Fall 2023

Thursday November 2, 2023
6 pm - 9 pm

Main Film
2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec

With Claudie Lévesque (Ma famille en 17 bobines) & Rozenn Potin (Les Mondes de Vincent)

Free upon registration

This event is co-presented by Films du 3 Mars.

Focus Docu is a new kind of gathering to explore documentary film topics in depth.
This year’s theme, Stories of Women Directors, highlights talented independent filmmakers.

The films discussed will be available for free from October 19 to November 9, 2023 on the Films du 3 Mars VOD platform.

Focus Docu.2 : Family intimacy in documentaries

Documentaries, by definition, intrude on the intimacy of their protagonists. What about your own family? How do you approach the creative process of your film while wearing the double hat of director and parent of your subjects?
Rozenn Potin and Claudie Lévesque will share their artistic motivations, their personal and professional involvement in the development and production process, and the impact the film has had on their families and friends.

Discussion will be in French but questions may be asked in English.

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Claudie Lévesque

Claudie Lévesque lives in Montreal and has been working in the media arts for over twenty years. She collaborates with several organizations and regularly sits on various film and video selection committees. In parallel, she pursues a career as a filmmaker. Her practice extends to experimental cinema and video art. Between 2005 and 2008, she took part in spontaneous creations (Montréal S8 and One Take S8) using her preferred film medium, Super 8. Here, she produced short films shot on location, including MAGIE BLANCHE (2005), starring her daughter. In the form of portraits or self-portraits, her works deal with intimate subjects involving herself or those close to her. She has made over a dozen short films, including an experimental documentary entitled MA FAMILLE EN 17 BOBINES (2011), which has been shown at numerous festivals (RIDM, Visions du Réel in Switzerland).

Rozenn Potin

Diplômée en sciences politiques, Rozenn Potin s’est faite contaminée par la gang de Kino en 2004! Membre active de ce mouvement ainsi que du centre d’artistes Vidéo Femmes à Québec, elle y a réalisé près d’une quinzaine de courts-métrages. Du documentaire à la fiction, sa sensibilité féminine et sa curiosité politique guident son travail. Elle sort en 2011 son premier moyen métrage, Attention Féministes! Elle termine en 2016 son premier long-métrage Les mondes de Vincent, un portrait sensible de son frère Vincent, qui vit avec la schizophrènie.


Modération : Naomie Décarie-Daigneault

Naomie Décarie-Daigneault holds a master’s degree in research-creation in experimental media and a bachelor’s degree in cinema from UQAM. Fascinated by all forms of cinema du réel, she co-founded the broadcast platform Të, where she has been co-director and artistic director ever since. Committed to her community, she served for five years on the board of directors of Réalisatrices Équitables, campaigning for parity in filmmaking, and more recently on the board of directors of the FIFEQ. At the same time, she is developing a documentary practice in which she focuses on the construction of identity – between determinism and freedom – interiority, feminism and psychoanalysis. She is currently working on her feature film, Petit Pois.


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