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Here and the Great Elsewhere

Here and the Great Elsewhere

| 14 min

This abstract yet compelling philosophical tale uses the Alexeïeff-Parker pinscreen as a metaphor for the particles that make up the universe. Through 4 tableaux that explore her character’s thoughts, filmmaker Michèle Lemieux takes a look at the profound reflections of this everyman, whose questions are part of humanity’s eternal quest for meaning.

  • writing
    Michèle Lemieux
  • animation
    Michèle Lemieux
  • direction
    Michèle Lemieux
  • editing
    Annie Jean
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • infographics
    Benoît Chagnon
  • visual effects specialist
    Benoît Chagnon
  • music adaptation
    Robert Marcel Lepage
  • musician
    Carla Antoun
    Céline Arcand
    Valérie Belzile
    Guillaume Bourque
    Alexandre Castonguay
    Marie-Claire Cousineau
    Elizabeth Dubé
    Philippe Dunnigan
    Sofia Gentile
    Sheila Hannigan
    Marie Lacasse
    Renaud Lapierre
    Alexandre Lozowski
    Jean-Félix Mailloux
    Johanne Morin
    Claire Ouellet
    Pierre Pépin
    Josée Poirier
    Christian Prévost
    Jean René
    Karine Rousseau
    Jean-Sébastien Roy
    Heather Schnarr
    Olivier Thouin
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • voice
    Louis Champagne
  • voice director
    Manon Arsenault
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Shelley Craig
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
    Susan Gourley
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • titles
    Réjean Myette
  • marketing manager
    Christine Noël
  • studio administrator
    Diane Régimbald
    Michèle Labelle
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Karine Desmeules
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • producer
    Julie Roy



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Ages 13 to 17

Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Science - Biology
Science - Space

In keeping with the film’s four chapters, invite students to ponder the notion of the invisible through these questions: How can we describe mystery and wonder? How can we explore the great and the small in the universe from a scientific, empirical, artistic and philosophical point of view? Where do we situate the individual in the cosmos? Hubert Reeves’s writings, which inspired the director, would complement this activity nicely.

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