The Downtown Project

The Downtown Project

                                    The Downtown Project
| 52 min
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Just a stone’s throw from downtown Montreal is the largest social housing complex in Quebec. Built in 1959 where the red-light district used to be, Les Habitations Jeanne-Mance have retained something of the area’s seedy reputation for poverty, prostitution, drugs and violence. But who really knows the projects and the people who live there? Delving beneath the prejudices and stereotypes, director Isabelle Longtin ventured inside the buildings and met the residents. The result is The Downtown Project, a documentary that reveals a complex multi-ethnic reality made up of compelling personal stories and social movements.

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  • writer
    Isabelle Longtin
  • director
    Isabelle Longtin
  • producer
    Raymonde Provencher
    Colette Loumède
  • cinematography
    Charles Latour
  • sound recording
    Simon Plouffe
  • editing
    Robert Cornellier
    Elric Robichon
  • original music
    Ghislain Poirier
  • research
    Isabelle Longtin
  • sound design
    Bruno Pucella
  • sound editing
    Bruno Pucella
  • mix
    Richard Pelletier
  • executive producer
    Robert Cornellier
    Patricio Henríquez
    Raymonde Provencher

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