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| 1 h 12 min

On August 31, 1995, tragedy struck the Guerrette family when Mona, a mother of two, died from breast cancer at age 42, leaving behind a husband and their daughters, Mylène and Marie-France. But she also left behind a stirring farewell message that would serve as a testament to her life.

  • writer
    Marie-France Guerrette Dempsey
  • direction
    Marie-France Guerrette Dempsey
  • participant
    Jacques Guerrette
    Mylène Guerrette
    Murielle Leblanc
    Micheline Picard
    Carmelle Hagen
    Johanne de Montigny
    Nadine Dumas
    Karen Malkin-Lazarovitz
  • camera
    Sergio Olivares
    Jean-Marc Abela
  • location sound
    Jamie Kidd
    Stephane Bourgeault
    Richard Lavoie
  • editing
    Pauline Decroix
  • sound editing
    Daniel Toussaint
  • research
    Doris Lapierre
  • original music
    Chloé Lacasse
    Geneviève Toupin
  • musician
    Chloé Lacasse
    Geneviève Toupin
    Guido Del Fabbro
  • camera assistant
    Tamarra Canu
    Vanessa Abadhir
  • additional images
    Tamarra Canu
    Vanessa Abadhir
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • sound mixing
    Jean-Paul Vialard
  • infographics
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • titles
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • subtitles
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • production coordinator
    Laura Bergeron
    Aliou Diallo
    Théo Belnou
  • administrator
    Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo
    Geneviève Duguay
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Claveau
  • technical support
    Patrick Trahan
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Pierre Dupont
  • technical audio support
    Bernard Belley
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis
  • line producer
    Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo
  • post-production producer
    Denis McCready
  • executive producer
    Dominic Desjardins


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