Summer 86: A Neighbourhood Notebook

1987, 29:00 minutes, colour, French & English


A personal documentary exploring a multi-ethnic neighbourhood in central Montréal undergoing rapid social and economic transition. An intimate dialogue between past and present is established through the techniques of montage combining still photographs, diary writing, video footage, interviews, live music, an original score and ambiant sounds.

Ce document fait une incursion au coeur d'un quartier multi-ethnique en pleine transition socio-économique. Le montage établit un dialogue entre le passé et le présent en combinant des photographies, des entrevues et le journal intime du narrateur. L'enrégistrement sonore est composé de sons ambiants et de la musique "live" de la rue.
Le coeur de la rue Saint-Laurent, à Montréal, y apparaît finalement comme un petit coin où l'on retourne ... toujours.

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Critical Writing

... et de la video at the New Film Fest
by Geoffrey Shea. Cinema Canada, Jan. 1988, no. 148.