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Mounds

2020 3 min
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IMPORTANT: For the optimal experience, please use headphones and turn up the volume. This playful documentary by Nicolas Paquet and Tom Jacques stages the monumental dance of the peat vacuum harvester, a gigantic industrial machine conceived in Rivière-du-Loup. On top of a dramatic soundtrack composed with invented instruments, workers are busy forming large mounds, which are seen in all their aesthetic splendor through the eyes of the two creators. A nod to the NFB film De la tourbe et du restant, shot in the peat bogs of the Bas-Saint-Laurent during the 1970s.

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Mounds
  • 5 Shorts Project
    5 Shorts Project
    2020 4 editions
    Launched by the NFB’s French Documentary Studio, the 5 Shorts Project seeks to discover new filmmaking talent from Quebec’s regions while exploring the short-form doc genre. Five directors are challenged to create a 4-to-5-minute short with a technical requirement. These independent, individual films will benefit from the cohort’s constructive reflection and interaction.

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IMPORTANT: For the optimal experience, please use headphones and turn up the volume.

This playful documentary by Nicolas Paquet and Tom Jacques stages the monumental dance of the peat vacuum harvester, a gigantic industrial machine conceived in Rivière-du-Loup. On top of a dramatic soundtrack composed with invented instruments, workers are busy forming large mounds, which are seen in all their aesthetic splendor through the eyes of the two creators. A nod to the NFB film De la tourbe et du restant, shot in the peat bogs of the Bas-Saint-Laurent during the 1970s.

  • director
    Tom Jacques
    Nicolas Paquet
  • writer
    Tom Jacques
    Nicolas Paquet
  • producer
    Nathalie Cloutier
    Colette Loumède
    Valérie Mongrain
  • project manager
    Nicole Hubert
  • cinematographer
    Dan Popa
  • drone operator
    Simon Croz
    Anatole Planteur
  • editing
    Michel Giroux
  • sound design
    Benoît Dame
    Tom Jacques
  • music
    Tom Jacques
  • sound recording
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Patrick Trahan
    Marie-Josée Gourde
  • infographics
    Jacques Bertrand Simard
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • Paraloeil team
    Sandrine Berger
    Jean-Philippe Catellier
    Émile Cyr-Perreault
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • production coordinator
    Coralie Dumoulin
    Joëlle Lapointe
  • studio coordinator
    Gabrielle Dupont
    Pascale Savoie-Brideau
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
  • line producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • executive producer
    Nathalie Cloutier

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