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Hope Builders

Hope Builders

| 1 h 29 min

This feature documentary zooms in on a Grade 6 class in Quebec where a teacher is implementing an experimental teaching method aimed at preparing children to take up environmental challenges. Over the course of a year, Dominique Leduc’s students will learn to identify, analyze and resolve a problem that exists in their world. They also learn about the uncertainty faced by those who want change.

  • research
    Fernand Dansereau
  • writing
    Fernand Dansereau
  • direction
    Fernand Dansereau
  • camera
    Julien Fontaine
  • sound recording
    Stéphane Barsalou
  • production director
    Sylvie Lapointe
    Nathalie Cloutier
  • additional camera
    Marc Gadoury
    Alex Margineanu
  • additional sound recording
    Dominique Chartrand
    Juan Gutiérrez
  • editing
    Hélène Girard
  • synchronization
    Martial Éthier
  • sound editing
    Luc Mandeville
  • mixing
    Serge Boivin
    Luc Léger
  • technical support - editing
    Danielle Raymond
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Martine Forget
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • computer graphics
    Serge Lapointe
  • translation
    Leah Kosatsky
  • subtitles
    Leah Kosatsky
  • narrator
    Hubert Fielden
  • foley
    Nicolas Gagnon
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • narration recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • original music
    Francine Beaudry
  • choir director
    Tiphaine Legrand
  • musical recording
    Roger Guérin
  • music mixing
    Roger Guérin
  • recording - assistance
    François Maurice
  • technical support
    Louis Babin
  • participation
    Dominique Leduc
    Andrès Alfaro
    Raphaël Aubin
    Améliane Barrette-Sévigny
    Camille Bélanger
    David Bissonnette
    Marco Caceres Ordonez
    Camille Chapdelaine
    Isabelle Cloutier
    Aleksandra Collin
    Steve Desjardins
    Sandrine Dupont
    Guillaume Gagné-Legault
    Marie-Pier Gallant
    François Gosselin-Racicot
    Annabelle Lamoureux-Drapeau
    Guillaume Leduc-Lavigne
    Marie-Christine Leroux
    Maxime Massé
    Samuel Ouellette-Marion
    Nicolas Pelletier
    Nicolas Perreault
    Maude Perron
    Élizabeth Richard
    Dominik Roy Tremblay
    David Blais
    Jean-Marc Bouchard
    Kim Brodeur
    François Cormier
    Nathalie Côté
    Jean-Philippe Fortin
    Denis Pelletier
    Audrey Perron
    Stéphane Plante
    Claude Poudrier
    Nathalie Robitaille
    Lyne Savaria
    Nathalie Trudeau
    Valérie Veilleux
    Lyne D'Auteuil
    Pierre Curzi
    Gilles Plante
    Jean Gaudreault
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Émilie Nguyen Ngoc
  • administrator
    Manon Provencher
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
    Dominique Brunet
  • administrative assistant
    Lise Lévesque
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • associate producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon
  • producer
    Monique Simard
    Christian Medawar


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Ages 10 to 14

Study Guide - Guide 1

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today
Social Studies - Environmental Challenges

Hope Builders is the perfect example of an action-research project. The documentary is not only a superb teaching tool, but also an example of perseverance and citizen engagement. Teachers can use it to devise a research project or post-screening lesson plan. Comparisons can be made between the students’ project and the one presented at La Farandole School.

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