Quebec My Country Mon Pays

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1h 29m | Documentary

Following Quebec’s Quiet Revolution in the 1960s, which led to dramatic cultural and political changes such as the separatist movement, the FLQ terrorism, the 1976 election of the Parti Québécois and the adoption a year later of Bill 101, English-speaking Quebecers no longer felt at home in their province.

More than 500,000 of them left Quebec to settle in Ontario. This was the case for John Walker's family, despite having roots that went back 250 years in Quebec. Now a Toronto-based filmmaker, he has struggled to find where he truly belongs. To make sense of this, he spoke to many people influenced by the changes in Quebec, including three generations of his family, childhood friends and artistic contemporaries such as Louise Pelletier, daughter of the late journalist and politician Gérard Pelletier, filmmaker Denys Arcand and writer-director Jacques Godbout. Taking things a step further, in order to foster a dialogue, Walker organized meetings between young people from both cultures.

Director: John Walker
Writer(s): John Walker
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