Opening film: Foundations

Synopsis :

Mathieu Collette, a passionate blacksmith, renovates an abandoned heritage building belonging to the City of Montreal to create a forge school. Sixteen years later, after having made this place a center for the transmission of living heritage of international reputation, Mathieu receives eviction threats for obscure administrative reasons. What could justify kicking out one of the last blacksmiths in Quebec, who has an unparalleled social and heritage project? Shot over several years, this documentary traces the fight of the Montreal Forges against the disappearance of part of our collective memory.

The screening will be followed by an encounter with the director Oliver D. Asselin and the blacksmith Matieu Collette.

Director : Olivier D. Asselin Duration : 82 Year : 2019 Country : Canada/Québec


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