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The End of Certainties

The End of Certainties

| 45 min

More than a decade after the worldwide financial crisis of 2007–08, what does globalization mean today? Filmmaker-philosopher Jean-Daniel Lafond takes us behind the scenes of the International Economic Forum of the Americas, a massive annual gathering at which economists, financiers and politicians hold forth on the key issues of the day. Featuring first-hand testimonials by nearly two dozen influential men and women, The End of Certainties unfolds as a multi-voice meditation on the state of the world. This observational documentary offers a cogent assessment of globalization—and its ideals, disillusionment, fears and hopes—and the quest for a new humanism, characterized by greater inclusiveness and fairness.

  • participation
    Gil Rémillard
    Paul Desmarais Jr
    Pascal Lamy
    Angel Gurria
    Jean Lebel
    Lynn Forester de Rothschild
    Gabriela Ramos
    Brigitte Alepin
    Kako Kossivi Nubukpo
    Myrlande Pierre
    Louis Audet
    Thierry Breton
    Bernard Spitz
    Gérard Mestrallet
    Siila Watt-Cloutier
    Kerline Joseph
    Enrico Letta
    Jack Jedwab
    Thierry Dassault
    Thomas Derichebourg
    Monique Leroux
    Maria do Carmo Silveira
    Patricia Scotland
    Rebeca Grynspan
  • research
    Jean-Daniel Lafond
  • writer
    Jean-Daniel Lafond
  • direction
    Jean-Daniel Lafond
  • producer
    Jean-Daniel Lafond
    André Picard
  • editing
    Babalou Hamelin
  • music
    Catherine Debard
  • director of photography
    Alberto Feio
    Nathalie Moliavko-Visotsky
    Pascal Carcanade
  • sound recording
    Jean-Denis Daoust
    Pascal Carcanade
  • sound editing
    Mélanie Gauthier
  • additional camera
    Laurent Cibien
    Jean-Daniel Lafond
  • researcher
    Pamela Elizabeth Grimaud
    Marika Lapointe
  • data technician
    Carlos Narvaez
  • production assistant
    Larissa Christoforo
    Hugo Spitz
    Audrey Truchon
    Éléonore Vinais
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • colorist
    Denis Pilon
  • sound mixing
    Isabelle Lussier
  • editing technician
    Pierre Dupont
    Marie-Josée Gourde
    Patrick Trahan
  • graphic design
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • transcription
    Marie-Éden Lafond
  • administrator
    Isabelle Limoges
  • production coordinator
    Julia Dawson
    Gabrielle Dupont
    Marcia Seebaran
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Lord
  • executive producer
    André Picard
  • press relations
    Marie-Claude Lamoureux


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Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Geography - Environmental Issues
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today

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