Before the new dam was built, the Rupert River was a majestic torrent; today, it’s barely a big creek. The land surrounding this river in the James Bay basin is home to both Hydro-Québec workers and the Cree. Steering clear of reductionist arguments or activist rage, Nicolas Renaud listens to people and explores the landscape and its history in all their depth. Thanks to expert editing, he is able to capture the complexity in all the power relationships in play, while his sensitive portraits and excellent observational sequences expose the human issues behind an ecological transformation. The big picture emerges as a poignant story about identity, and a celebration of the place’s almost poetic beauty.
Country : Quebec
Year : 2012
Language : Cree, French, English
Subtitles : French
Duration : 68 min
Picture : Carlos Ferrand
Editor : Nicolas Renaud
Sound : Kyle Stanfield
Original Music : Steve Rioux
Production : Isabelle Grégoire, David Pieropan
This is another Tiltshift *AND* Timelapse oriented project – there is so many mushrooming everywhere these days…
But this one is different. Great music. Great Scenery.
Yes, perhaps, like many other projects of this kind, it only scratches the surface of things….
But this is a good enjoyable eye candy piece.
This short Mood-Documentary is recutted from the material of the german Documentary “Die Kinder der Toxic City“.