Showcase Francophonie

Damien Robitaille

Like a Thief in the Night

This short documentary about the city of Moncton, NB, explores 2 tragic endings: the obliteration of a much-loved historic neighbourhood, and the illness and death of the filmmaker's father. What survives when buildings, trees and a loved one all vanish? In French with English subtitles.

This documentary was made as part of the Tremplin program, with the collaboration of Radio-Canada.

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This short documentary about the city of Moncton, NB, explores 2 tragic endings: the obliteration of a much-loved historic neighbourhood, and the illness and death of the filmmaker's father. What survives when buildings, trees and a loved one all vanish?

This documentary short was produced as part of the Tremplin program, which enables young Francophone filmmakers to make a first production in a professional context.

— Damien Robitaille

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Credits

participant
Claire M. Arsenault
Kerri George
Ian George
Richard R. Schella
Hans Dürstling
Allan Capson
Marcel Doucett
Jessie MacKinnon
Kimberly Ann Gautreau
Robert LeBlanc
director
Marie-Thérèse François
researcher
Marie-Thérèse François
writer
Marie-Thérèse François
narrator
Marie-Thérèse François
editor
Patricia Tassinari
camera
Alain Dupras
sound recording
Georges Hannan
sound design
Daniel Toussaint
original music
Daniel Toussaint
re-recording
Geoffrey Mitchell
producer
Murielle Rioux-Poirier
executive producer
Jacques Turgeon