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The Children of Refus Global

The Children of Refus Global

| 1 h 14 min

In 1948, Paul-Émile Borduas' Refus global manifesto proclaimed the end of the "reign of fear" embodied by the Duplessis regime. Fifty years later, all the history books mention this document which laid the foundations of modern Quebec. Daughter of one of the signatories, filmmaker Manon Barbeau takes a fresh look at this period. She went to meet the sons and daughters of Barbeau, Borduas, Mousseau and Riopelle, "children of Refus global" who, like her, suffered the consequences of their parents' revolutionary gesture. None of them emerged unscathed from a childhood made up of worries and abandonment, but also of a richness that only art can bring. Especially when it appears to us, as it does here, in the light of emotion.

  • director
    Manon Barbeau
  • producer
    Éric Michel
  • director of photography
    Philippe Lavalette
  • camera assistant
    Louis Bélanger
    Fabrice Balestre
  • location sound
    François Guérin
    Denis Le Paven
    Gilles Corbeil
    André Dussault
  • gaffer
    Clermont Lapointe
  • direction assistant
    Michèle Pérusse
  • editor
    France Pilon
  • sound editor
    Marie-Claude Gagné
  • narration
    Manon Barbeau
  • producer's assistant
    Christiane Germain
  • administration
    Colette Brodeur
  • administration - assistance
    Dany Delpy
    Suzanne Duguay
  • technical coordination
    Richard Cliche
    Louise Leroux
  • archival researcher
    Françoise de La Cressonnière
    Louise Leroux
  • voice recording
    Michel Chalut
  • narration director
    Claude Dionne
  • text reading
    Manon Barbeau
    Guy Nadon
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • mixer
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • original music
    Robert M. Lepage
  • musician
    Jean René
    Nicolas Boucher
  • foley
    Emmanuel Dupire
  • foley recording
    Nathalie Morin
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music recording
    Nathalie Morin
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • camera
    Jean-Pierre St-Louis
    Stefan Nitoslawski
  • location manager
    Yves Le Gal


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Ages 14 to 17

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Media Education - Popular Culture

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