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                          Bernard Oncle Bernard – A Counter-Lesson in Economics
documentary, 2015, 16 mm/HD, b&w, 79 min, Québec-Catalunya
Economist Bernard Maris, a.k.a. "Oncle Bernard", was killed during the Charlie Hebdo shooting, on January 7, 2015. This fascinating interview with him was filmed in March 2000 as part of the documentary Encirclement – Neoliberalism Ensnares Democracy. Frank and unvarnished, this is a true "counter lesson in economics" in which the director gives centre stage to Maris' vibrant, incisive, and mischievous words of dissent. Maris strikes at leisure, unleashing hard-hitting truths that challenge the dogmas that are incessantly rehashed by the vibrant choir enslaved to the "science" of Economics. With his wit, eloquence, and erudition, and his prodigious capacity to distill complex issues and make the most arduous subject matters exciting, "Oncle Bernard" unveils his courageously original ideas over the course of the interview – ideas that are all the more precious in this era of intellectual resignation and economic austerity.
Prends garde à la douceur des choses Prends garde à la douceur des choses
essay, 2014, HD, colour, 2 min., Québec
A sequence shot filmed in L’Avenir, Québec, that is thought-provoking... A film made in the context of Traces du futur (filmmakers that were selected at Visions du Réel in the past twenty editions celebrate the Festival's anniversary in 2014 by each making a short film in which they expose their view of the future).
L'encerclement Encirclement – Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy
documentary, 2008, 16mm/HD, b&w, 160 min., Québec
Drawing upon the thinking and analyses of renowned intellectuals, this documentary sketches a portrait of neo-liberal ideology and examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world. Neo-liberalism’s one-size-fits-all dogmas are well known: deregulation, reducing the role of the State, privatization, limiting inflation rather than unemployment, etc. In other words, depoliticizing the economy and putting it into the hands of the financial class. And these dogmas are gradually settling into our consciousness because they’re being broadcast across a vast and pervasive network of propaganda. But behind the ideological smokescreen, behind the neat concepts of natural order and the harmony of interests in a free market, beyond the panacea of the "invisible hand," what is really going on?
Trop c'est assez Too Much Is Enough
documentary, 1995, 16mm, colour and b&w, 111 min., Québec
Too Much Is Enough gives voice to Gilles Groulx (1931-1994), a.k.a. "le lynx inquiet", one of Québec's most outsanding and original filmmakers – and certainly the most politicized and censored. Tragically, Groulx's career was cut short in 1981 after he suffered a head trauma in an automobile accident that inexorably isolated him from his peers. Groulx was soon forgotten. Between 1989 and 1994, Richard Brouillette met regularly with Gilles Groulx, recording the filmmaker's thoughts on his work and life. The film combines sober images from these sessions with excerpts from Groulx's films and some of his paintings, as well as archival footage.
Carpe diem Carpe diem
essay, 1995, 16mm, b&w, 5 min., Québec
(segment of the collective feature-length film Un film de cinéastes)
"One can't write a film, it has to be seized."

A short manifesto, inspired by Dziga Vertov (We) and Gilles Groulx (Propos sur la scénarisation).