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The Wind at My Door

The Wind at My Door

| 1 h 14 min

This feature documentary offers an intimate portrait of living with bipolar disorder. Filmmaker Pierre Goupil (Celui qui voit les heures, La vérité est un mensonge) reveals his uneasy relationship with his illness and his journey as an artist in a society that struggles to accept those on the fringe. A product of the 1960s intellectual scene, Goupil continues to question the world and fight for global solidarity. The Wind at My Door celebrates life amid suffering, while reaffirming the importance of social ties and political commitment. An ode to the freedom of individuals over the powers that would enslave them, Goupil's film acknowledges both the terrible winter and the long-awaited spring of renewed creation.

  • participation
    Pierre Goupil
    Serge Lavoie
    Richard Brouillette
    Jacques Leduc
    Michel La Veaux
    Cécile Goupil
    François Dupuis
    Jérôme Savary
    François Harvey
    Serge Beaulieu
    Alain-Arthur Painchaud
    Paule Baillargeon
  • director
    Pierre Goupil
    Rénald Bellemare
  • camera
    Rénald Bellemare
  • editing
    Michel Giroux
  • original music
    Jos Guitare
  • sound editing
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
  • sound recording
    Marcel Fraser
    Rénald Bellemare
  • production assistant
    Sylvie Lapointe
    Agnès Falquet
  • 1st assistant camera
    Jean Berthiaume
    Ariel Méthot-Bellemare
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • translation
    Vision Globale
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • sound editing advisor
    Benoît Dame
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • musician
    Alain Bourgeois
    Serge Lavoie
    Roberto Murray
    Steve Normandin
    Simon Pagé
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music mixing
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • marketing manager
    Tammy Peddle
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Geneviève Bérard
    Theodora Kolovos
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
    Johanne Dubuc
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
  • administrative assistant
    Perrine Bral
    Sophie Dupuis
    Lise Lévesque
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
    Jean-François Laprise
  • associate producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • producer
    Nathalie Cloutier
    Colette Loumède
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède



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Ages 15 to 18

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Health/Personal Development - Mental Health/Stress/Suicide
Media Education - Documentary Film

Ideal for essays and debates on mental health and art. Research the artistic career of Pierre Goupil. Research the link between mental illness and creativity. Have students give presentations on famous artists who wrestled with mental illness. Use collage to create a portrait of an artist that depicts their personal life as well as their art. Find stories of how people with mental health issues manage today. What does society do to help them? What more could society do?

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