The Fight for Francophone Rights - Part Three - Setbacks and Justice

The Fight for Francophone Rights - Part Three - Setbacks and Justice

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In 1982, when section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was adopted, the Canadian Constitution gave linguistic minorities the right to be educated in their own language. Yet, as francophone minorities outside Quebec soon came to realize, infrastructures needed for an education in French were lacking or totally nonexistent.

Groups of parents decided to launch legal battles to force provincial governments to recognize and respect their rights. The three-part documentary series The Fight For Francophone Rights looks at six of these battles. Through interviews with the players involved, director Anne-Marie Rocher spotlights the issues that have pushed francophones to commit to a long fight that many considered a lost cause. If the infrastructures needed to transmit culture, language and history are lacking, inadequate or nonexistent, what does the future hold for francophone minorities?

Watch Part One and Part Two of The Fight for Francophone Rights.

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  • participant
    Yvonne Careen
    Stéphane Careen
    Rose Démétré
    Martin Deschesnes
    Albert J. Laferty
    Pierre Foucher
    Roger Lepage
    Stéphane Millette
    Suzette Montreuil
    Lorie Steinwand
    Mark Steinwand
    Mia Steinwand
    Liam Steinwand
    Sylvain Allison
    Nicolas Martin Rouleau
    Julie Rouleau
    Luc Morin
    Joseph Pagé
    Roger Paul
    Mark Power
    Maxine Vincelette
    Gerry O'Neil
  • writer
    Anne-Marie Rocher
  • director
    Anne-Marie Rocher
  • consultant
    Michel Bastarache
    Pierre Foucher
  • director of photography
    François Vincelette
  • sound
    Mélanie Gauthier
  • editor
    Petra Valier
  • original music
    Jean Derome
  • producer
    Anne-Marie Rocher
    Dominic Desjardins
  • research consultant
    Solange Lapierre
  • visual research
    Claire Bourbonnais
    Louise Philippe
  • sound editor
    Daniel Toussaint
  • foley artist
    Lise Wedlock
  • music recording
    Robert Langlois
  • narrator
    Julie Lemieux
  • mixer
    Serge Boivin
  • executive producer
    Anne-Marie Rocher
    Dominic Desjardins