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Exiles in Lotusland

Exiles in Lotusland

| 1 h 10 min

This feature documentary tells the story of 2 teens who head out west in search of self. Like a quarter of Vancouver’s itinerant youth population, Mélo and Ti-criss made the trip from Quebec, hopeful for a better life. Still minors, the pair seeks escape and adventure, perhaps the meaning of life. From east to west, from the streets to a hotel, with a welcome interlude in the country, they seek their place in society.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

  • participation
    Mélissa «Mélo» Cossette
    Dany «Ti-Criss» Nadeau
    Karl Desmeules
    Dominique Boivin
    Mylène Fortin
    Véronique Smith
    Benjamin St-Jean
    Jonathan «Chip» Plante
    Charles «Fiston» Frappier
    Danielle Marcotte
    Ellen «Mom» Shonsta
    Francis «Vitamine» Guitard
    Nicolas Lamarque
    Phillipe Fortin
    Yanick Delcourt
    Claudia Gauthier
  • writer
    Ilan Saragosti
  • director
    Ilan Saragosti
  • script advisor
    Colleen Murphy
    Georgette Duchaine
  • assistant director
    Catherine Turmel
  • research
    Ilan Saragosti
    Catherine Turmel
    Carolyne Grimard
    Dave Dumouchel
  • production advisor
    Doris Lapierre
  • camera
    Ilan Saragosti
    Kirk Tougas
    Marc Gadoury
  • sound
    Ilan Saragosti
    Jeff Henschel
    Jean Routhier
    Esther Auger
    Sylvain Vary
    Mika Goodfriend
    Patrick Brereton
    Brooke Thomson
  • editor
    Natacha Dufaux
  • digitization
    Michel Lebrun
  • sound editing
    Claude Chevalier
  • sound design
    Claude Chevalier
  • original music
    Jonathan Lander
    Avrum Nadigel
  • on-line
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • editing technical support
    Martine Forget
    Danielle Raymond
    Mark Wilson
    Edgar Rigonan
  • re-recording mixer
    Shelley Craig
  • title design
    Louise Overy
  • marketing manager
    Mia Desroches
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Diane Ayotte
  • technical coordinator
    Brigitte Sénéchal
    Marysol Moran
  • administrative assistant
    Vanessa Emam
    Marie-Josée Lavoie
  • project leader
    Marcelo Gomez-Wiuckstern
  • program administrator
    Johanne Dubuc
  • line producer
    Chantal Bowen
  • producer
    Claudette Jaiko


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Ages 12 to 17

Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
Health/Personal Development - Substance Use and Abuse/Addiction
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues

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