L E   F I F A
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This film will be presented during the event La Nuit du court on March 16, 2024 at Concordia University.

Hubris is an experimental docu-fiction that chronicles three individual journeys interpreted by dance and circus artists, exploring a powerful storyline about climate change. Blinded by ego, their journeys symbolize the collateral damage induced by a culture deeply rooted in individualism — serving as a metaphor for our environmental crisis and a need for a U‑turn towards transformative change.
Other festivals:
Winner Cinematic Achievement: Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Greece (2023
Imagine Science, United States (2023)
Light Moves Festival, Ireland (2023)
Director Jules De Niverville
Script Kathy Sperberg, Jules De Niverville
Director of Photography Kes Tagney
Production Kathy Sperberg, Jules De Niverville
Editing Jules De Niverville
Choreography Kyra Jean Green, Tony Chong, Céline Richard-Robichon, Ja James Britton Johnson
Cast Carol Prieur, Saffi Watson, Ja James Britton Johnson
Sound Sacha Ratcliffe
Costumes Bettina Bolzer
Decoration Mathilde Donnard, Philippe Gauvin
Music Ben Lukas Boysen

In Partnership with


• Université Concordia - H110, Pavillon Henry F. Hall
Saturday, march 16, 2024, 07:00 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.


Jules De Niverville

Jules De Niverville

A visual and media artist, Jules has been oscillating between photography and film for 30+ years. Following his Concordia University degree in filmmaking he was soon working in the industry as set decorator and assistant art director in both local and American feature productions, including television series and advertising. His photography has led to numerous publications; exhibited in group shows in Montreal and Brussels during their respective MOIS DE LA PHOTO, as well as solo shows around the world. His career has since shifted to cinematography and editing (with a specialization in dance for camera productions). His first film TWITCH had a successful run on the short film festival circuit with screenings in more than 50 festivals internationally, winning three awards. Jules’ second film PARLE-MOI/TALK TO ME also won multi-awards and garnered accolades in the festival circuit.

HUBRIS is Jules’ third film using dance and circus artistry as a vehicle for storytelling. TWITCH tackled a narrative of conquering fear towards self-acceptance, and the whimsical TALK TO ME featured a contortionist and stilt walker to mirror the sense of never fitting in. HUBRIS moves further into the discussion of identity in examining the role that one’s sense of purpose plays in contributing to dissociative isolation (cult of the individual) and precursor to human-caused environmental degradation. HUBRIS makes reference to the current climate crisis, and seeks to strike a poetic balance in conceptualizing a filmic language aimed at soliciting a visceral response. Co-creating with co-producer Kathy Sperberg has helped propel HUBRIS to be his most ambitious project to date.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Talk to me (2021)
Twitch (2015)

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