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Making Movie History: Monique Fortier

2014 6 min
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Monique Fortier was one of the few women to make her way in the male world of the NFB in the 1950s. But make her way she did. Beginning as a secretary, she graduated to editing and in 1963 she became the first francophone woman to direct her own film, À l'heure de la décolonisation. Her NFB colleague Anne Claire Poirier would make her first film the same year. Fortier subsequently returned to editing, quietly labouring at the Steenbeck, shaping films that helped define Direct Cinema.

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Monique Fortier was one of the few women to make her way in the male world of the NFB in the 1950s. But make her way she did. Beginning as a secretary, she graduated to editing and in 1963 she became the first francophone woman to direct her own film, À l'heure de la décolonisation. Her NFB colleague Anne Claire Poirier would make her first film the same year. Fortier subsequently returned to editing, quietly labouring at the Steenbeck, shaping films that helped define Direct Cinema.
  • original idea
    Denys Desjardins
  • research
    Denys Desjardins
  • interviews
    Denys Desjardins
  • direction
    Denys Desjardins
  • picture editing
    Denys Desjardins
  • producer
    Johanne Bergeron
  • participation
    Monique Fortier
  • coordination
    Marion Duhaime-Morissette
  • photographic research
    Marion Duhaime-Morissette
  • copyright release
    Claire Bourbonnais
    Sylvia Mezei
  • archives
    Yvon Larocque
    Claude Lord
  • conservation
    Johanne St-Amant
  • laboratory
    Johanne St-Amant
  • sweetening
    Luc Papineau
  • original music
    Luc Papineau
  • additional editing
    Babalou Hamelin
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • image processing
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • marketing manager
    Geneviève Bérard
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Catherine Benoît
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
    Manon Provencher
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
    Dominique Brunet
  • administrative assistant
    Perrine Bral
    Sophie Dupuis
    Lise Lévesque
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • director of the French Program
    Monique Simard

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