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The Memories of Angels

The Memories of Angels

| 1 h 20 min

This visual love letter crafted by filmmaker Luc Bourdon uses clips from 120 NFB films to pay tribute to the city of Montreal in the '50s and '60s, with hat tips to its famous figures, places and residents.

  • director
    Luc Bourdon
  • editor
    Michel Giroux
  • sound design
    Sylvain Bellemare
    Frédéric Cloutier
  • technical support - editing
    Amélie Bolduc
    Pierre Dupont
    Martine Forget
    Ochelle Greenidge
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Danielle Raymond
    Karinelle Dugas
    Carole Lalonde
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • opening credits design
    Dave Black
  • end credits design
    Dave Black
  • translation
    Kathleen Fleming
  • subtitling
    Kathleen Fleming
  • rights researcher
    Sylvia Mezei
  • release of rights
    Sylvia Mezei
  • legal advisor
    Dominique Aubry
  • archival research advisor
    Sylvie Ménard
  • film librarian
    Lorraine Laliberté
    Katherine Kasirer
  • marketing officer
    François Jacques
  • marketing officer - assistance
    Solen Labrie Trépanier
  • administrator
    Manon Provencher
  • production coordinator
    Nathalie Cloutier
  • administrative assistant
    Dominique Brunet
    Lise Lévesque
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • associate producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • associate producer - development
    Christiane Germain
  • development producer
    Colette Loumède
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon
    Colette Loumède
  • producer
    Christian Medawar


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Ages 11 to 17

History - Canada 1946-1991
History and Citizenship Education - Modernization of Quebec Society (1929-1980)

What was Montreal like in the 1950s and 1960s? What were its distinguishing features? What was the role of the Catholic Church? What kinds of transportation were most common? Did cultural life seem to play an important role? What were the working-class neighbourhoods like? This film is an ideal tool for studying the structure and dynamics of life in Montreal on the cusp of the Quiet Revolution.

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