Alexandre Chartrand
Avec un sourire, la revolution!
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Avec un sourire, la revolution!

Avec un sourire, la revolution!

Alexandre Chartrand

2018
87 min.
Canada
Catalan, Spanish and French
Subtitles: Catalan and English

What happened on October 1st? An unprecedented look at the self-determination process from the director’s subjective point of view.

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Show
Direction
Alexandre Chartrand
Executive Production
Babel Films, Le grand Imagier
Sound
Jean-Philippe Goyette
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Benjamin Hogue
Co-production
Philippe-A. Allard, Alexandre Chartrand, Marco Fascarelli, Éric Picooli, Félix Rose
DOP
Éric Piccoli
Synopsis

What happened on October 1st? An unprecedented look at the self-determination process from the director’s subjective point of view brings us to the forefront of the fight. Grass-roots activists, street protesters, Catalan leaders and spontaneous mobilizations are the testimonies of a cinematographic portrait depicting civil disobedience in Catalonia, where repression is fought with a smile.

Since 2010, the vast majority of Catalans had expressed their will to hold a referendum on self- determination. Regardless of whether they were going to vote “Yes” or “No”, the will to vote was shared by many. Faced with this situation, the Spanish government remained firm: it was illegal. A film which captures a historical perspective on not so distant events. In between the testimonies of front line politicians (Carles Puigdemont, Mireia Boya, Lluís Llach, Sergi López, Quim Arrufat and Jordi Cuixart) and many others, lots of them currently in preventive jail, exiled or tried, we attend the mobilizations that have taken place in Catalonia, not only on the self-determination process, but also during a past that we thought was over.

About the direction
Alexandre Chartrand

Alexandre Chartrand

Director

Alexandre Chartrand (Canada, 1977), after a few years working as an editor of documentary films, he...

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

2019
DocsBarcelona Festival
Edició 2019

Awards and festivals

Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke
Québec, 2019
Rendez-vous Québec Cinema
Montréal, 2001
Rencontres internationales du documentaries de Montréal
Canadá, 2019
Alexandre Chartrand
Avec un sourire, la revolution!
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