Roof Runners

Roof Runners

                                Roof Runners
| 40 min

From December to March, Felix, Julien, Eric and Charles, along with the other members of the snow removal squad, brave the cold of Quebec to live these few months in suspension. They are called L’Escouade des neiges (The Snow Squad). Every winter, for the past ten years, the squad can be seen perched on the steep roofs of Old Quebec. These spider-men climb, shovel and de-ice the roof tops. They protect pedestrians and buildings of the historic district from the risks of Nordic temperatures, such as sudden downfalls of dense snow and potentially fatal ice formations. But beyond their work, somewhere between the sky, the city and the river, they have found a temporary space of freedom.

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  • director
    Helgi Piccinin
  • producer
    Sonia Despars
    Marc Biron