Professor Bill Marshall

Professor Bill Marshall

University of Stirling

2018

In May 2018 scholars from the UK and North America, and filmmakers from Quebec working on themes linked to indigenous peoples, diasporic Algerian communities, and refugees, gathered in Stirling to debate both the conceptual agendas of ‘cinéma-monde’ (an attempt to de-centre and re-map the idea of ‘Francophone cinema’) and examples from their research which explore and illustrate this central term’s reach. From Canada we welcomed filmmakers Chloé Leriche, director of Avant les rues (2016, filmed in an Atikamekw community, and Bachir Bensaddek, director of Montréal la blanche (2016), who did Q&As after the screenings of their films at the MacRobert Centre on campus and participated in the discussions at the academic panels. Denis Chouinard, director of important films such as Clandestins (1997) and L’Ange de goudron (2001), gave a paper entitled ‘Montréal, mon amour: how Bonnie and Clyde became agents of the Quiet Revolution’.