It is not always easy to get teenagers to talk. Imagine the challenge taken on by the team of the documentary series Being Ado, which followed 10 young people from different regions of Quebec for… five years! These young people confide in particular “about their dreams, their passions and their challenges”, from their first to their last year of high school. The images revealed so far suggest an “unfiltered” series, close to the emotional, physical, social and identity upheavals of these teenagers from diverse backgrounds.
Images and ideas often emerge automatically when reading the name of a country. Clichés, often, more or less conscious shortcuts. Journalist Karina Marceau travels the world from South Korea to Mexico to show a face far from prejudices and preconceived ideas.
Almost everyone knows Roxane Bruneau or one of her songs as her musical career is flourishing: she is one of the rare local artists capable of performing at the Bell Centre. However, it is not because we have seen her on TV that we have an idea of her journey and the pitfalls placed on her path. Roxane Bruneau, in her own way, recounts the dreams of the young daughter from Delson who worked in a Pizza Hut in Brossard before and recalls how much she worked to be noticed and heard.
Very few documentary series focus on music from a historical perspective. Hence the interest aroused by the series The roots of hip-hop in Quebec which, as its title indicates, goes back to the first traces of rap made here. Imposs, from the Muzion group, multiplies meetings with artisans of different generations to paint a rich portrait of Quebec hip-hop in this series inspired by the book by Félix B. Desfossés.
Not only do you need sea legs to be part of the Coast Guard, you also need courage. The sea is not always calm when these workers set out offshore for a rescue mission or an icebreaking operation. The Coast Guard documentary demystifies a profession little known in large centers, far from the St. Lawrence estuary. The production promises to create an “unusual universe”.
We have heard a lot about the pressure placed on women to conform to beauty standards that are often unrealistic and harmful to their health. However, this pressure is also accentuated on boys. In search of the perfect body, some indulge in bodybuilding and take anabolic steroids, a substance whose health risks include aggression and high blood pressure. In a podcast component associated with the documentary, men confide “without filter” about their concerns and challenges.
Last fall, Fabrice Vil showed in a documentary the ease with which Montreal teenagers could obtain a weapon and recounted the fear that some of them experience. Journalist Simon Coutu digs deeper into The Murder Weapon, a series made up of four episodes based on years of work where he speaks to young people, community workers and police officers, but also to families victims of gun violence. He will also explain how weapons find their way into the hands of young people here.
Innu from Pessamit, a community located approximately halfway between Forestville and Baie-Comeau, former hunter Jean-Luc Kanapé is today dedicated to preserving the caribou herds in his corner of the territory. Presented as “an ode to the beauty of nature [and] to transmission”, Atiku also launches a cry of alarm: the forest caribou, a “fundamental” animal for the Innu, is in a critical situation in Quebec.