G comme Générations
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"Often in my dreams at night, I return to the boarding school, the seminary, where I spent most of my teenage years, confined by the surveillance of priests from a religious community that has practically vanished..."

Original language
French

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Credits

Direction
Jean Chabot
Photography
Michel La Veaux
Editing
Josette Bélanger
Co-production
Jean Chabot
Vidéographe

Technical information

Color
Color

Documentation

Further information

Initiated by Vidéographe, G comme Générations was made as part of the group project “Un abécédaire”, on which 28 artists collaborated.

Commentary by Claire Valade, Film critic from Quebec :

With this wonderful little film, one of our best documentary makers, the late Jean Chabot, proved that you don’t need to be complex to be eloquent and thought-provoking while making a powerful statement. With remarkably modest means and admirable simplicity, Chabot expresses the irresistible pull of memories. All he needs is calm, evocative narration and a single shot—a three-minute travelling shot of the walls of a boarding school combining the subdued, angular architecture of new buildings with the classical architecture and religious iconography of the older wings—to build a bridge between past and present, while discussing a subject at once personal and universal.

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Keywords
Memory, Clergy, Discipline, Dream, Confinement, Hope