L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A


Simon Plouffe

Canada | 2022 | 16 min
Innu-aimun |
Subtitles: French
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This film is part of the program Forêts : Carte blanche au Studio Le Fresnoy et à la Galerie de l’UQAM.

Forêts immerses us in a mysterious and unnatural world to reflect on the impact of industrialization on the exploitation of natural resources and the relationship a local community has with the territory it inhabits. This short documentary film contemplates the transformation and capitalization of the forest to mirror the sense of strangeness within this complex relationship between humans and nature. In a dark environment that seems timeless, barely perceptible particles move slowly in front of the lens. The image sharpens to reveal conifers, spruces, and tall pines. Innu voices narrate the story of this territory, of this flooded forest, blending with muffled percussive sounds that grow increasingly louder, suggesting the presence of a hydroelectric dam.
Director Simon Plouffe
Scenarisation Simon Plouffe
Production Simon Plouffe
Editing Simon Plouffe
Voice Marie Desanges, Élisabeth St-Onge, Robert Dominique, Philippe Rock, Jean-Baptiste Benjamin, Jean-Luc Kanapé
Sound mixing Benoit Dame

In Partnership with


• Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Saturday, march 16, 2024, 02:30 p.m. — 04:15 p.m.


Simon Plouffe

Simon Plouffe

Hailing from Rouyn-Noranda, Simon Plouffe lives and works in Montreal, Quebec. His experience as a sound mixer leads him to explore sonic universes both within experimentation and design. His first documentary, Others’ Gold (2011), has been shown in fifteen international festivals (RIDM, Dok.Fest, Guadalajara, Big Sky) and has received a Merit Award for Advocacy at Montana CINE Int. Film Fest, an honorable mention for Excellent Storytelling at the WIFF, and the Silver Lei Award at the Honolulu Film Awards. His second feature-length documentary Those Who Come, Will Hear (2018), has won the Iris for Best Documentary Sound in 2019, the Jury Award at the 56th edition of Ann Arbor Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary at the Chilean festival Ficwallmapu in 2018. He is currently developing a documentary on blindness caused by armed conflicts.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

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