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Canada | 2018 | 80 min
French
Editing: Dominique Sicotte
Cinematographer: Olivier D. Asselin
Script: Olivier D. Asselin
Sound: Olivier D. Asselin, Stéphane Barsalou
Composer: Jean Olivier Bégin
Director: Olivier D. Asselin

Synopsis

World Premiere - In attendance of the Director Olivier D. Asselin and the Producer Carmen Garcia, on March 23th.
Event in collaboration with Heritage Montreal
Public conversation with film director Olivier D. Asselin and blacksmith Mathieu Collette moderated Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director of Héritage Montréal

Blacksmith Mathieu Collette is internationally renowned in his field, an expert in a profession passed down through generations. An ardent supporter of his craft—an invaluable part of our cultural heritage—Mathieu has poured his body and soul into founding Les Forges de Montréal, an organization housed in a historic Griffintown building owned by the city. Shot over several years, this documentary recounts a passionate and exuberant man’s fight to preserve the blacksmith’s legacy, as well as his building, considered to be the last remaining blacksmithy in Canada.

Directors

Olivier D. Asselin

Filmography | L'assaillant (2018); Les Guerriers du spectacle (2016); Pipelines, pouvoir et démocratie (2015); L'arrivée (2014); Marche des peuples (2014); Poing de Vues (2012); Les casseroles au grand prix (2012); Le fascisme à la carte (2012); Sabotage libéral (2012); Le Goût du métal (2011); En descendant la Châteauguay (2010); Fossil Fools Day (2010); Le Dr.Fordenstein (2009); Tout se tient (2008); Les Âmes en friche (2008); Honk You Very Much (2008); Bienvenue à Montebello ! (2007); Marketing, guerres et autres trompettes…(2007); Masse critique Montréal (2007); Un dimanche au biodôme avec les Koalas (2006); Sur les traces du processus créatif de Damien (2006); L’agneau (2006); Tribune Sauvage (2005); La marche Personne n’est illégal ! (2005); Grève 2005 – Je m’en souviendrai…(2005); Manipulez avec soin (2004); Le pouvoir de l’imagination (2004); L’ombre des reflets (2003); Cyberjeunes (2002); Lilith (2001); Les temps de la liberté (2000)

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Screenings playing this movie

15:00
Centre Canadien d’Architecture - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
Screening # 48
Presented by Héritage Montréal
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19:45
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin, Salle 10
Screening # 88
Presented by Héritage Montréal
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