Where I'm From

This feature documentary represents a quest that is both personal and universal. Director Claude Demers (Barbers: A Men’s Story, Ladies in Blue) revisits the working-class neighbourhood of Verdun where he grew up and asks questions about the mysteries of his origins and his formative years, which were marked by abandonment. Bastien and Cédric, two young boys who are discovering the world around them, serve as the narrator’s alter egos. Between past and present, birth and death, Where I'm From traces the course of one man's redemption. The film marries realism with lyricism and a vibrant soundtrack that celebrates life.

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Film Credits

participation
Cédric Joyal
Bastien-Xavier Landry-Miron
Janie-Luc Beauchamp-Francoeur
Gaby Bruno
Karl Fontaine
Esther Hageman
Hopeton Morris
Benoit Poirier
Serge Poirier
Pavel Pugachev
writer
Claude Demers
director
Claude Demers
director of photography
Jean-Pierre St-Louis
Nicolas Canniccioni
editing
Alexandre Leblanc
sound recording
Sylvain Vary
sound editing
Claude Beaugrand
research
Claude Demers
narration
Claude Demers
foley
Lise Wedlock
re-recording
Serge Boivin
original music
Alexandre Corbeil
Gabriel Dharmoo
producer
Colette Loumède

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