Lifeguards run down the beach and dive into the ocean to save swimmers from drowning. These dramatic rescues are captured by a hyperactive, spinning camera that becomes one with the elements and challenges how subjective a documentary may be.

This second edition was created in partnership with La bande Sonimage, a Saguenay-based organization that supports cinema and video production in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. All shot with Bolex digital cameras, these 5 fascinating shorts are both stunningly beautiful and retro-looking.

The first edition can be found here

The third edition can be found here

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  • producer
    Denis McCready
    Colette Loumède
    Claudia Chabot
  • participation
    David Comeau
    Audrey-Anne Boivin
    Annabelle Dauphin
    Marilou Dauphin
    Laurie Lapointe
    Laura Vincent
    Jade Morel
    Jeanne Beaulieu-Lavoie
    Jeanne Lemay
    Laurence Bisson
    Julia Tremblay
    Frédérique Bouchard
    Bernard Bisson
    Marie-Josée Simard
    Catherine Papillon-Larouche
  • writer
    Noémie Payant-Hébert
  • director
    Noémie Payant-Hébert
  • director of photography
    Jean-Philippe Archibald
  • second camera
    Gabriel Fortin
  • editing
    Miriam Altounji
  • location sound
    Ken Allaire
  • sound design
    Sylvain Bellemare
  • technical advisor
    Jean-Philippe Archibald
  • production support
    Karine Côté
    Caroline Gagnon
  • still photographer
    Alain Corneau
  • technical coordinator - shooting equipment
    Steve Hallé
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • titles
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • foley
    Jérôme Décarie
  • foley recording
    Daniel Bisson
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • marketing manager
    Karine Sévigny
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Jolène Lessard
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • production coordinator
    Isabelle Limoges
    Chinda Phommarinh
  • administrative assistant
    Pascale Savoie-Brideau
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
  • associate producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède