Le Patro Le Prévost 80 Years Later

Le Patro Le Prévost 80 Years Later

| 29 min

Alanis Obomsawin turns her lens to Le Patro Le Prévost, a recreational centre in the Villeray quarter of Montreal. On the eve of its 80th anniversary in 1989, Le Patro is a vital focal point in the predominantly working-class neighbourhood. Beloved by the many generations who use the facilities and partake in activities daily, Le Patro encourages a strong sense of togetherness through principles of cooperation, respect and sharing. Obomsawin presents a tender portrait of a neighbourhood of diverse residents and the community centre many of them consider a second home.

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Le Patro Le Prévost 80 Years Later, Alanis Obomsawin, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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Credits
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • script
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Colin Neale
  • camera
    Jean-Pierre Lachapelle
    Roger Rochat
  • animation camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Lynda Pelley
  • sound
    Hans Oomes
    Marie-France Delagrave
    Yves Gendron
    Claude Chevalier
  • editing
    Marrin Canell
  • sound editing
    Jackie Newell
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • music
    Pierre Potvin