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Like a Thief in the Night

2010 15 min
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This short documentary about the city of Moncton, NB, explores 2 tragic endings: the obliteration of a much-loved historic neighbourhood, and the illness and death of the filmmaker's father. What survives when buildings, trees and a loved one all vanish? In French with English subtitles.

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Like a Thief in the Night

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This short documentary about the city of Moncton, NB, explores 2 tragic endings: the obliteration of a much-loved historic neighbourhood, and the illness and death of the filmmaker's father. What survives when buildings, trees and a loved one all vanish? In French with English subtitles.
  • participant
    Claire M. Arsenault
    Kerri George
    Ian George
    Richard R. Schella
    Hans Dürstling
    Allan Capson
    Marcel Doucett
    Jessie MacKinnon
    Kimberly Ann Gautreau
    Robert Leblanc
  • director
    Marie-Thérèse François
  • researcher
    Marie-Thérèse François
  • writer
    Marie-Thérèse François
  • narrator
    Marie-Thérèse François
  • editor
    Patricia Tassinari
  • camera
    Alain Dupras
  • camera assistant
    Charles Gagnon
  • additional camera
    Marie-Thérèse François
  • sound recording
    Georges Hannan
  • production manager
    Christine Aubé
  • sound design
    Daniel Toussaint
  • original music
    Daniel Toussaint
  • script consultant
    Carole Laganière
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • titles
    Philippe Raymond
  • credits
    Philippe Raymond
  • computer graphics
    Pierre Raymond
  • editing technical support
    Danielle Raymond
    Isabelle Painchaud
  • transcription services
    Suzanne Beaulieu
  • subtitles
    Paula McKeown
  • recording studio
    Paul Goguen
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • still photographer
    Gilles Landry
    Alain Dupras
  • marketing manager
    Julie Arseneault
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Karine Sévigny
  • administrator
    Geneviève Duguay
  • production assistant
    Colette Allain
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
    France Couture
  • producer
    Murielle Rioux-Poirier
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon

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Education

Ages 12 to 13
The teacher can ask students to debate the question “Which behaviours are to be favoured, and which should be avoided, in the face of a situation that one considers to be unjust?”; establish links between the obligation to obey a law and the pursuit of the common good; practise dialogue about mourning; express their interpretations and appreciations of the film (e.g., subject put forward, parallel between the death of the father and the demolition of the neighbourhood, quality of the photography).