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Printemps Durable (trailer)

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This film recounts the 2012 student strike in Quebec through the TV student's cameras at the University of Montreal : Universitv or UTV . It is made by the students themselves, at Montréal during the strike, using the video as a medium to militate against higher tuition fees of 75% imposed by  the Liberal government of Jean Charest.

One year after the "historic"  movement, students retrace the major events of mobilization through this documentary : " Printemps durable ". A controversial title, with a double critical effect on the movement, often awkwardly compared to "the Arab Spring" , which also refers  to  the questionable notion of "sustainability" in our contemporary society. In sum, a reflexive documentary that aims  to a different analysis of the Quebec's student movement of 2012, which happens to be the biggest student strike in the history of Quebec.

This documentary was produced and distributed entirely by volunteer students on strike, undependably of  industries and economic sectors and profits. It is freely available on the internet.

In order to  organize a screening  please contact us at memoiredegreve@gmail.com

Ce film retrace la grève étudiante de 2012 au Québec à travers les caméras de la télé étudiante de l'Université de Montréal : Universitv ou UTV. Elle se compose à l'époque d'étudiants en grève, utilisant le medium vidéo pour militer contre la hausse des frais de scolarité de 75% du gouvernement libéral de Jean Charest.

Un an après le mouvement «historique», les étudiants retracent les événements forts de la mobilisation à travers ce film documentaire : «Printemps Durable». Un titre controversé à double effet critique sur le mouvement : souvent comparé maladroitement au printemps arabe, et qui permet également de revenir sur la notion contestable de «durabilité» dans notre société contemporaine. En somme, un film reflexif qui appelle à une analyse différente du mouvement étudiant québecois de 2012, qui fût la plus grosse grève étudiante de l'histoire du Québec.

Ce documentaire a été entierement produit et diffusé bénévolement par des étudiants, en dehors des industries et secteurs economiques se rattachant au documentaire. Il est en libre diffusion sur internet et bien évidemment gratuit.

Pour organiser une projection contactez nous à memoiredegreve@gmail.com

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Our mission is to provide citizens with the knowledge and perspectives essential to creating a more beautiful, just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Films For Action was founded in 2006 by a few friends in Lawrence, Kansas, after realizing how essential healthy media is to a healthy democracy.

Over the last 15 years, we've reviewed and curated over 1,000 free documentaries and 4,000 short films, plus over 150 pay-per-view documentaries, spanning 34 topics related to changing the world.

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