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Ce bouleversant long métrage documentaire se penche sur les conséquences du suicide d’un père sur l’existence de ses enfants, au mensonge et à la douloureuse quête de sens qui s’ensuit. Sur le ton de la confidence et au gré d'images remplies de poésie, la réalisatrice Lisa Fitzgibbons recueille le témoignage d'un homme et d’une femme qui, tout comme elle, ont connu ce drame et ont dû apprendre à renouer avec la vie.

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Ce bouleversant long métrage documentaire se penche sur les conséquences du suicide d’un père sur l’existence de ses enfants, au mensonge et à la douloureuse quête de sens qui s’ensuit. Sur le ton de la confidence et au gré d'images remplies de poésie, la réalisatrice Lisa Fitzgibbons recueille le témoignage d'un homme et d’une femme qui, tout comme elle, ont connu ce drame et ont dû apprendre à renouer avec la vie.
  • participant
    Anne-Marie Bégin
    Caroline Bégin
    Claire Bégin
    Jean-Olivier Bégin
    Ariane Lussier-Thuot
    Éléonore Lussier-Thuot
    Robert Thuot
    Sarah Villeneuve
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    Lisa Fitzgibbons
    Georgette Duchaine
    François Vincelette
    Pierre Lachapelle
    Daniel Toussaint
    Sophie Péchère
    Nicole Côté
    Yves Bisaillon
  • direction
    Lisa Fitzgibbons
  • location sound
    Marie-France Delagrave
  • picture editing
    Sarah Bachinski
  • sound design
    Daniel Toussaint
  • production direction
    Doris Lapierre
  • additional research
    Mireille Vézeau
  • location photographer
    Brian Deines
  • dialog editing
    Francine Poirier
  • narration
    Lisa Fitzgibbons
  • sound mixer
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • online editing
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • titles
    Louise Overy
  • technical coordination
    Marysol Moran
  • production administrative assistant
    Joanne Bélisle
  • producer's assistant
    Françoise Dutan
  • producer
    Jacques Ménard

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Education

Ages 8 to 17

A father’s suicide means profound consequences for those left behind, especially the children. The director of this documentary, whose own father committed suicide, sought to understand what happens to survivors by questioning a man and a woman who suffered through the same experience. Her approach was both subjective and poetic. Do you think this was a good way to tackle this subject? Do you feel more affected by this type of documentary than others? What have you learned about the impact of a parent’s suicide on children? About the “secret” surrounding such an act, which is so often kept from children? About the social taboo around suicide? Lastly, about the survivors’ feelings of shame, guilt and remorse?

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