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Le prix des mots

Le prix des mots

| 1 h 17 min

Thriller documentaire du cinéaste Julien Fréchette, Le prix des mots relate l’escalade de procédures juridiques entourant les procès qui opposent les compagnies minières canadiennes Barrick Gold et Banro à l’auteur Alain Deneault, ses collaborateurs et les Éditions Écosociété, après la sortie du livre Noir Canada en 2008.

  • None
    Julien Fréchette
    Nicolas Canniccioni
    Frederic Bohbot
    Anne-Marie Gélinas
    David Pieropan
    Jenny Cartwright
    Francine Pelletier
    Constance Havard
    Geneviève Dorval
    Remy Khouzam
    Monique Beaulieu
    Geneviève Bérard
  • direction
    Julien Fréchette
  • participation
    Alain Deneault
  • producer
    Jean-Simon Chartier
    Colette Loumède
  • director of photography
    Étienne Boilard
  • editing
    Andrea Henriquez
  • original music
    Dany Nicolas
    Zoé Dumais
  • researcher
    Maude Paquette
  • script advisor
    Francine Pelletier
    Magnus Isacsson
  • location sound
    Julien Fréchette
    Toby Richardson
  • additional sound
    Arnaud Têtu
  • production direction
    Nathalie Doyon
    David Pieropan
  • supplementary footage
    Julien Fréchette
    Kieran Crilly
    Patryk Antoniewicz
  • online editor
    François Bouliane
  • colorist
    Mathieu Marano
  • film research
    Jenny Cartwright
  • additional musician
    Alexis Dumais
  • production accountant
    Nathalie Doyon
  • financial consultant
    Martin Gagnon-Lalanne
  • marketing officer
    François Jacques
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
  • administrative assistant
    Lise Lévesque
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • delegate producer
    Mélanie Lasnier



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Ages 15 to 18

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Geography - Natural Resources
History and Citizenship Education - Economy and Development (1500-present)
Technology Education - Environment and Technology

Silence Is Gold highlights the challenges that small organizations face when attempting to inform the general public about how corporations are behaving. Why should we develop critical thinking tools about companies in the same way as we strive for media literacy (31:40)? What is force majeure and how does it allow for loopholes of responsibility (48:30)? Discuss the ways in which large companies can use lawsuits to keep information private (e.g., “bankrupting” their opponents and forcing them into silence while the information is before the courts).

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