View from the Summit

View from the Summit


                                    View from the Summit
| 1 h 15 min
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This feature documentary takes us back to April 20, 2001, as Quebec City prepares to host the 3-day Summit of the Americas. A 4-kilometre fence has been erected, cutting off the Upper Town from the rest of the city. Thirty-four heads of state from the Americas will meet behind closed doors to discuss agreements for a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Those opposed to the FTAA are mobilizing and gathering in Quebec City, too. Several thousand delegates have come to participate in the People's Summit, and tens of thousands will march in protest. Six thousand police officers fill the streets and it looks as if the historic Quebec capital is under siege. The local population fears the worst. Will the Quebec capital become a battleground?

Shot in cinéma vérité style by 7 of Quebec's best documentary filmmakers, View from the Summit vividly portrays what happens when passionate and creative protesters clash with the ideologies of those in power.

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Credits
  • script
    Magnus Isacsson
  • directing
    Magnus Isacsson
  • participation
    Thomas D'Aquino
    Philippe Duhamel
    Richard Feinberg
    Pierre Goupil
    Tania Hallé
    Graciela Rodriguez
  • principal photography
    François Beauchemin
    Rénald Bellemare
    Henry Bernadet
    Martin Duckworth
    Andrei Khabad
    Eve Lamont
    Martin Leclerc
    Jean-Pierre Saint-Louis
  • editing
    Louise Côté
  • music
    René Lussier
  • research
    Gavin Andrews
    Henry Bernadet
    Luc Côté
    Anne Henderson
    Magnus Isacsson
    Paul Lapointe
  • sound recording
    Éric Celton
    Marie-France Delagrave
    Craig Lapp
    Bertrand Lemoine
    Hubert Macé de Gastines
    Chantal Rhéaume
    Yves Saint-Jean
    Philippe Scultéty
    Victor Tendler
    Alain Tremblay
  • sound design
    Martin Allard
    Hugo Brochu
  • sound editing
    Martin Allard
    Hugo Brochu
  • sound mix
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • archival research
    Jocelyne Clarke
    Andrea Henriquez
  • producer
    Paul Lapointe
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
    Jacques Ménard
  • executive producer
    Paul Lapointe
    Sally Bochner