Groupe PVP is proud to announce that the documentary Florent Vollant, faiseur de Makusham, directed by Éli Laliberté, will have its world premiere at the 11th cinema festival Les Percéides in Percé, on the Gaspé Peninsula, from August 15 to 25.
The film, which has a running time of just under the hour, recounts the life trajectory of Innu singer-songwriter-composer Florent Vollant. Being born into an indigenous group in Canada is an intrinsically political matter and Florent Vollant’s life bears testimony to this. He tells us about his childhood at an Indian residential school in Maliotenam, and his rage-fuelled departure, by which point music had become his salvation and a major part of his life. From his success with the band Kashtin to his fully-fledged solo career, the documentary explores the life of a man who has always been willing to defend his culture and pass on his passion to young indigenous musicians.
From a Gaspesian director who has long nurtured a special bond with indigenous communities, this documentary provides viewers with an opportunity to become aware of the recent history of indigenous peoples. The film will air on Radio-Canada (RDI) at a later date in the series Grands reportages – personnalités.
We are delighted to announce that we have received six nominations at the 34th edition of the Gémeaux Awards!
Firstly, Photographes-voyageurs has been nominated for Best Arts and Culture Documentary Series. This series was coproduced with Lato Sensu, in France.
Éli Laliberté also received a nomination for Best Direction of an Arts and Culture Documentary Series for the same project.
The director Karina Marceau has been nominated for Best Direction of a Society, History and Politics Documentary for her feature-length documentary I speak Français.
For the same documentary, Christina Lamarre has been nominated for Best Graphic Design: All Categories.
Lastly, PVP’s digital branch Cube Noir Innovation received two nominations. The first is for the documentary series Des bateaux et des hommes, which is up for Best Digital Component and the second is for the series Que mangera-t-on demain, nominated in the same category, produced by Nova Média.
Here are the links to the two websites up for nomination:
Well done to everyone involved in the making of these marvellous projects!
2019 looks set to be a very productive year for Groupe PVP. Several productions are already being aired, whilst others are in the process of being filmed, soon to be aired or in development.
The coproduction Des bateaux et des Hommes, broadcast every Tuesday at 9PM on TV5, takes viewers on a journey to meet individuals and communities whose boats are an extension of their lives. They need these boats to go to school, trade, receive medical aid, break away from isolation or simply for life’s daily grind… Coproduced with Gedeon Programmes and Docland Yard, this series travels across the world.
Photographes Voyageurs is a documentary series coproduced with Lato Sensu and broadcast on ICI Explora, every Monday at 9PM. It follows five renowned photographers on assignment as they nurture unique and powerful relationships with a variety of indigenous communities around the world.
Mystères des lacs, a documentary series directed by Samuel Côté, reveals the secrets lurking in the depths of Quebec’s lakes. With his team of co-workers and a remote-controlled underwater vehicle, Samuel goes into detective mode and sheds light on tales from the past. Broadcast on the TELUS channel MaCommunauté.
From February 1, an eighth season of Personnalités will be broadcast on ICI RDI’s Grands Reportages, every Friday at 8PM. We will meet passionate and endearing people who have left their mark on Quebec culture, including Michel Rivard, Guy Mongrain, Michèle Deslauriers, Liza Frulla and many others.
The documentary film I speak français will air on Télé-Québec on March 20. It presents the younger generation’s stance on the preserving their mother tongue, the French language.
IN DEVELOPMENT AND IN PRODUCTION
An exhilarating documentary series is currently being filmed around the world. Urgences features hard-pressed emergency teams in the thick of the action at major events in some of the world’s greatest cities. Eight 60-minute episodes will be broadcast on TV5.
Several other projects are in development or production phase. One of them probes La Canadienne, a ship that disappeared in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence Gulf many years ago. Other projects address the themes of male identity today in Quebec, falling in love in rural regions, losing a spouse and long-term physical rehabilitation following a serious accident.
Exciting projects not to be missed in 2019!