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Sans adresse

Sans adresse

| 55 min

Loin de chez eux, coupés de leur famille et de leurs amis, les Autochtones sans-abri de Montréal sont au cœur de ce documentaire. Comme le racontent les protagonistes de Sans adresse, le rêve d’une vie meilleure dans la grande ville peut devenir une dure réalité. Cherchant souvent à fuir une conjoncture issue du colonialisme et des effets de l’assimilation, les membres des Premières Nations et les Inuits du film exposent ouvertement l’histoire de leur vie et la voie qu’ils ont suivie pour aboutir à Montréal. Alanis Obomsawin propose ici un portrait sincère et désolant de l’itinérance endémique tout en donnant la parole à ceux qui sont si souvent négligés ou rendus invisibles dans les rues de toutes les villes canadiennes.

  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
    Marrin Canell
  • script
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • narration
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editing
    Marrin Canell
  • executive producer
    Colin Neale
  • images
    Roger Rochat
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
    Yves Gendron
  • sound editing
    Wojtek Klis
  • sound mixer
    Hans Peter Strobl
    Adrian Croll
  • music
    Dominique Tremblay


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Ages 18 to 18

Family Studies/Home Economics - Housing
Health/Personal Development - Mental Health/Stress/Suicide
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
Indigenous Studies - Issues and Contemporary Challenges

Warnings: M (discussion of prostitution, drug use, some swearing). This film can be used to develop understandings of root causes of homelessness through discussions, critical inquiry and research. How has colonization contributed to homelessness of Indigenous people? Do the needs of homeless people exceed the resources of non-profit social service groups? What attracted the characters in the film to want to move to a city rather than staying in rural isolated communities? Research policies that tried to strip Inuit of their cultural identity (Inuit dog slaughters, Inuit dog-tags, project surname, and forced relocation) and consider the long-term social implications. How does loss of cultural identity contribute to homelessness and other negative social impacts that some Inuit may face? What social outlets are available in cities for Indigenous people who are in need? How does one become trapped without a means to return to their community? What ethical actions can be taken as a society to eliminate homelessness?

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