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.
This documentary was made as part of the Tremplin program, with the collaboration of Radio-Canada.
Ages 12 to 13
Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
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).