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CANCELLED Francophonie 2020: Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes

Thursday 19 March 2020 17:30-21:00

Please note that this event is now CANCELLED.

In plus to our cinema programme that takes place every Wednesday at 2:00 pm and 6:45 pm, at the Institut français d’Ecosse, we will be hosting a special movie screening within our Fête de la Francophonie 2020 events programme from Francophone countries. We invite you to book early and if you are not yet a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse, we invite you to join. Our film for the Fete de la Francophonie 2020 is Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes.

Former Iroquois village of Hochelaga, Montreal sees the collapse of a football field revealing an invaluable archaeological site. This discovery opens a real book of images relating the arrival of Jacques Cartier, the colonisation of New France, the rebellions of 1837. Hochelaga, land of souls is a great ambitious project offering much more than a mere movie would: it takes us to the pages of 750 years of history. It stands as a necessary work of memory that places the First Nations at the heart of Montreal’s journey through history.

About François Girard:
François Girard is a filmmaker and an opera, theater and circus director. As a director, he has notably signed the feature films and 32 short films on Glenn Gould, The Red Violin, Silk, and Boychoir, as well as Peter Gabriel’s Secret World, a concert film winner of Grammy.

Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes (dir. François Girard | 2018 | 1h 40min )
Thursday, 19 March | 5:30 pm
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard
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This film is brought to you in proud partnership with la Délégation générale de Québec à Londres.

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

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The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are fully accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

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