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After the Ballot

After the Ballot

| 1 h 29 min

After the Ballot is a full-length documentary portraying the gruelling everyday life of two Members of Quebec's National Assembly who, although at opposite ends of the political spectrum, share the fact that their sole power lies in their convictions. One is Daniel Turp, the PQ Member for Mercier. The other is Charlotte L'Écuyer, Liberal MNA for Pontiac. The film aptly illustrates that ordinary MNAs have very little authority since the real power is held by ministers who are subject to the ups and downs of a globalized economy. Meanwhile, their fellow citizens keep asking for the impossible…

  • participation
    Charlotte L'Écuyer
    Daniel Turp
  • research
    Manuel Foglia
  • script
    Manuel Foglia
  • direction
    Manuel Foglia
  • camera
    Manuel Foglia
  • location sound
    Manuel Foglia
  • additional sound recording
    Dominique Chartrand
    Thierry Collins
    Jean-Philippe Brochu
  • picture editing
    Aube Foglia
  • editing assistant
    Catherine Rouleau
  • cataloguing
    Catherine Rouleau
    Lorraine Lussier
  • digitization
    Marie Maquaire
  • sound editing
    Mathieu Beaudin
  • dialogue editing
    Mira Mailhot
  • script consultant
    Julie Perron
  • original music
    Michel F. Côté
    Alain Dauphinais
  • musician
    Michel F. Côté
    Bernard Falaise
    Normand Guilbeault
    Guillaume Dostaler
    Pierre Tanguay
  • digital editing technician
    Danielle Raymond
  • vault research
    Lorraine Lussier
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • computer graphics
    Philippe Raymond
  • titles
    Philippe Raymond
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • foley recording
    Sylvain Brassard
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Shelley Craig
  • translation
    Christine York
  • subtitles
    Christine York
  • production advisor
    Michel Grou
  • marketing officer
    François Jacques
  • marketing officer - assistance
    Solen Labrie Trépanier
  • administrator
    Manon Provencher
  • production coordinator
    Nathalie Cloutier
    Lysanne Fortier
  • administrative assistant
    Dominique Brunet
    Lise Lévesque
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
    Marysol Moran
  • camera department
    Steve Hallé
  • associate producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
    Christiane Germain
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon
  • producer
    Christian Medawar


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Ages 14 to 16

Civics/Citizenship - Federal/Provincial Government
Civics/Citizenship - Ideologies

The teacher should expand upon certain aspects relating to Quebec’s democratic system: the role of the Premier and the MNAs, the various parties, the National Assembly. Next, he or she can suggest that students bring democracy to life by organizing a mock election. Students will have to choose a leader, put ideas down on paper to constitute their electoral platform and, finally, start the campaign.

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