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Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 10, Spreading Hope
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directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 10 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
The social problems that affect urban and rural populations alike are not limited to developing countries. Illiteracy, elevated school drop-out rates, delinquency, unemployment and poverty are issues that face countries around the world, both in the East and the West. The youth of any society represent its future....
directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 10 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 3, Energy for Change
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directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 3 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
Since the invention of fire, humankind has not ceased to invest time and money in the research and exploitation of new sources of energy. A never-ending challenge faces us, as our current lifestyles are largely dependent on energy resources extracted from our planet. Mastering the use these various elements, renew...
directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 3 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 4, Trip for a Change
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directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 4 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
Tourism may well be an indispensable industry for a large number of countries world-wide, but it also brings its share of disadvantages. It is often a significant source of pollution, be it from transport for visitors, the construction of vacation resorts, recreational activities or simply from the rising quantity...
directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 4 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 5, Changing Town
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directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 5 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
The predictions are that by 2050, 80% of the planet's inhabitants will be town-dwellers. Even so, the frenzied urbanization that has characterized recent decades has triggered a number of problems word-wide, both social and ecological. Nowadays, we ought to be asking ourselves if planning can be improved. By close...
directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 5 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 6, Reinventing That
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directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 6 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
Decades of rural flight have resulted in a rise in city dwellers. This situation increases urban poverty and contributes to the creation of ghettos and shantytowns. Consequently, a large number of people around the world live in a state of extreme poverty. In towns it is increasingly common to see children who beg...
directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 6 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 10, Rebuilding with our Hands
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directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 10 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
The history of mankind has been tainted by armed conflicts provoked by religious, territorial or even ideological disputes. Loss of life, bombing, pillage, explosions, rape and torture are but a few of the direct consequences of these wars. Long after the event conflicts leave scars that are difficult to heal. All...
directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 10 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 3, Episode 2, Textiles and Materials
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directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 3, Episode 2 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
The textile industry, at the forefront of the industrial revolution for several centuries, is one of the planet’s most polluting modern-day industries. Of principle concern is the cultivation of cotton which is a heavy consumer of pesticides. It is high time for a new industrial revolution. This is exactly what...
directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 3, Episode 2 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 3, Episode 5, Architects of Taste
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directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 3, Episode 5 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
On a global scale, we produce more food than we are able to consume. However, millions of people in the world go hungry every day. Nevertheless, we can tackle the issue by raising awareness and concentrating on food aid. The challenge is not only to feed the world, but above all to educate it. This plan of attack...
directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 3, Episode 5 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Arctic Territories, 2, Race for the North Pole
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directed by Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015 and Vic Pelletier, in Arctic Territories, 2 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
It is no longer a secret that the Arctic holds great mineral resources, from oil to natural gas to gold and diamonds. Each nation whose borders touch the Far North wants their share of the pie. This is why Russia, Norway, Denmark, the United States and Canada have undertaken in the course of recent years to establ...
directed by Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015 and Vic Pelletier, in Arctic Territories, 2 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
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Arctic Territories, 10, Spitsbergen, a Melting Paradise
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directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 10 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
The Svalbard archipelago, also called Spitsbergen, is located one hour by plane from the North Pole, just short of the polar cap. The splendid islands enjoy a milder temperature, to the extent that they could one day become a sought-after winter ski resort. In fact, they shelter the principal Arctic research cente...
directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 10 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
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