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QUéBEC/CANADA | 67 minutes | 2015

For some, life on the street is an end in itself; for others, it is the end. Serving as a bulwark against the solitude in which they flounder, even within busy city centres, some find solace in loving their dogs. As the single source of friendship, presence and warmth for the seven homeless persons encountered by award-winning documentary filmmaker Hélène Choquette, these animal companions become their reason for living, providing the impetus to confront threatening tomorrows. Whether in Montréal or Toronto, no matter what the season, each expresses unconditional love for their animal and gratitude for the comfort it provides. The plurality of portraits coalesces into a nuanced depiction of itinerant individuals as they struggle to feed themselves and their loyal companions. As in her previous documentaries, Choquette explores the fringes of human experience. Here, she shines light on diverse stories with a steady aim: to show how having a dog can anchor a life adrift. What’s more, the devoted companions who accompany these nomads in their quest for money, a roof, companionship or a new beginning offer comfort and loyalty without judgement. Animal-assisted therapy takes to the streets.
 

Programs

Saturday October 10, 2015

Program #86
19:30
Pavillon Judith-Jasmin annexe (Salle Jean-Claude Lauzon)

Thursday October 15, 2015

Program #217
13:15
Cinéma du Parc 2

Hélène Choquette

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