Getting to know the filmmakers of the BEING BLACK IN CANADA (ÊTRE NOIR.E AU CANADA) Program - 2019 cohort (Panel in French)

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This panel features interviews with the young filmmakers who are part of The Fabienne Colas Foundation's “Being Black In Canada Program”. The Country’s largest professional training and mentorship program dedicated entirely to Black Filmmakers. We will discuss their experiences during the training and filming in each city, how it has benefitted them and the messages they hope to convey through their films. Montréal: Marina Mathieu, Sara-Claudia Ligondé, Alexa Carrénard,Stella Lemaine, Justice Rutikara Moderator: Herby Moreau- Host, Journalist, TV Producer, Speaker & Author A well-known personality in the world of Quebec show business, host, journalist and producer Herby Moreau was born in Haiti. He arrived in Quebec at the age of 5. The Quebec public first knew Herby as a columnist for Le Petit Journal on TQS and then featured reporter on Flash. But, it's as the host of shows like Star System on TVA and District V on Vtélé that Herby will make his mark on the biggest red carpets here and elsewhere. After 30 years in the business, he is now a producer, author and consultant while continuing to collaborate as a host and advisor on various projects. Herby Moreau is a reference in his field. The facilitator is recognized as an expert and above all an inspiring model for a new generation seeking to take its place in Quebec society. MONTREAL FILMMAKERS Justice Rutikara Born in Kigali and raised in Quebec. Passionate about the visual arts, interpretation and cinema, he has participated in several professional projects; whether in front or behind the camera. A graduate of International Studies from the University of Montreal, he chose to invest in writing and producing cinematographic works. In 2018, his short film Têtes Cassées, which he wrote, directed and produced, was named Best Student Film at the Vues d'Afrique Festival. The same year, he won the prize for the next generation at the Race of the Pan-Canadian Regions for Comme une étoiles shooting, then in 2020, he was selected in the best director category of the Gala Dynastie for the Quebec Muzungu. Currently, Justice is producing a variety of documentary and fictional projects including La Cité des Autres, a documentary on the community life of the low-cost housing of his childhood and those of its protagonists. Marina Mathieu Director and activist, Marina holds a bachelor's degree in communication from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a certificate in sexual health from Université Laval. She has accumulated work experience in communication and project management in Ecuador, Brazil, Haiti, France and especially Canada. She has a deep sensitivity for issues related to sexuality, discrimination, human rights, diversity and the status of women internationally. In 2016, she directed and produced a short film to denounce police brutality against racialized people in Canada. In 2017, she created a video blog called M2.0.talks in which she discusses her experience as a black immigrant woman in Canada and abroad. Her first documentary film "F", released in September 2019, addresses the issue of uterine fibroids in Afro-descendant women. In L’envol, her second short documentary, Marina talks about her story of being forced to leave Haiti after the January 12 earthquake. Sara-Claudia Ligondé Is a filmmaker and musician from Montreal, Quebec. She directed her first short film, Rest is a Right, in an effort to demystify the stereotype of the "Strong Black Woman". Indeed, Sara-Claudia's work goes beyond identity politics. Passionate about philosophy before meeting the cinema, she criticizes and comments on socialization, lookism and unspoken differences. Her musical talents include the musical score of Rest is a Right. She is currently working on other photographic projects as well as making a music video. Alexa Carrénard-Tremblay Of Haitian and Quebecois origin, Alexa Carrénard-Tremblay is an emerging Montreal director. At the age of 19, she co-founded the independent Quebec media Refus Global Now and directed several viral videos for it on socio-political themes. With a desire to make more personal and authoritative works, she began her Bachelor of Film Production at Concordia in the fall of 2019. Ma's Dilemma is her first documentary short. Stella Lemaine Young actress in training and multidisciplinary artist from Quebec of Haitian origin, I wear all my colours with pride. I am currently studying at the École supérieure de théâtre at UQAM and I directed my first short documentary Taking Its Light as part of the Montreal Black Film Festival in 2019.