Ce documentaire relate les trois derniers mois menant à la première du Moulin à images, un événement-spectacle unique au monde réalisé par le metteur en scène Robert Lepage et Ex Machina à l'occasion du 400e anniversaire de la fondation de la ville de Québec. Fresque historique monumentale, Dans le ventre du Moulinconvie les spectateurs à une extraordinaire aventure artistique.
This documentary describes the final 3 months leading up to the opening of Moulin à images, an impressionistic performance-event celebrating Quebec City's 400th anniversary. Director Robert Lepage works with a member of the Ex Machina team, leading a group of talented and creative young people who were invited to build this monumental panorama.
This film by Mariano Franco and Marie Belzil demonstrates the scope of the Lepage project, highlighting the contribution of every artist. The Image Mill Revealed is an adventure in art for the viewing audience.
This feature documentary follows William Thorsell as he sets out to renovate Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. He thinks big, opting for a bold architectural gesture that will inject a shot of amphetamine into the staid and sensible veins of Canada's biggest burg. Enter Daniel Libeskind, the celebrity architect linked to the Ground Zero site and other prestigious building projects. Smartly tuned to contemporary debates on public architecture, The Museum charts their grand scheme in an entertaining tale of ego, art and steel beams.
Le 41e film de l’ONF à être nommé aux Oscars®
Documentaire plus vrai que nature sur la fabrication des clous. Les bruits naturels rendent saisissantes ces images vivantes de feu et d'eau. Forgé sur l'enclume, coupé mécaniquement ou produit de façon industrielle, on découvrira ce petit objet, universellement utile, à travers les étapes de sa fabrication.
This short documentary film illustrates the various ways people fight the high cost of energy by devising ingenious ways to use wood, the sun, and the wind. The film highlights one such project named the Ark. Using natural systems only, this bio-shelter ingeniously provides housing, heat, food and electricity for an entire family.
A general look at the Québec art scene--what painters and sculptors say about their work, about the place of art in society, and what has fired Québec's particular interest in art. The views of well-known artists are heard, as well as those of several museum directors, art critics, and some members of the lay public who confess to be not entirely in accord with the more modern art forms.
When William Shatner gets a Lifetime Achievement Award from Canada's Governor General, he shows appreciation as only Shatner can. In this short film, the most famous space cadet in showbiz takes helm of our heritage and treats us to a memorable rendition of Canada's national anthem.
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2011 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.
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Ages 15 to 17
History and Citizenship Education - Modernization of Quebec Society (1929-1980)
History and Citizenship Education - Quebec Society Since 1980
Ask students to draw inspiration from the creative process of Robert Lepage and come up with an idea for an architectural projection on the theme of history and the city. Have them choose a location and assemble a bank of images related to that space. Though it is only a simulation, this activity is important in terms of the developmental process: students will be able to explain what fed their choice of imagery in relation to the theme.