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Enviro Award and Public’s Award

at the Festival de films de Portneuf sur l’environnement 2004


“And that is the great strength of this documentary. Far from dwelling on a vision of misery, it confronts us with our inability to understand and our apathy towards the fate of these small agonizing towns, towards the fate of these sick workers who must fight to obtain a decent compensation. An account by the directors that is both discreet and empathetic.”


Frédéric Boudreault, Le Soleil, November 4, 2004


Festival de films de Portneuf sur l’environnement FFPE (2004)

Prise 12 de New Richmond (2005)

Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois RVCQ (2005)

Cinéma Excentris (Montréal)

Cinéma Paraloeil (Rimouski)

Espace F (Matane)



The documentary examines the impact of the Noranda mine closing in the community in Murdochville. The chronicle is based on the everyday life of three men: one suffers from berylliosis (industrial disease), another is the incarnation of youth faced with out-migration and, lastly, the mayor of Murdochville, who feels betrayed by the government and the company.


Through these personal stories, we follow our stakeholders engaged in the everyday life of their town, which allows for a broader look into the slow metamorphosis of the community since the closing of the Noranda mine in April 2002.

Technical details

Documentary, 52 min, 2004


Directors : Christian M. Fournier et Martin Frigon

Photography : Christian M. Fournier

Editing : Babalou Hamelin

Music : Mathieu Farhoud

Producer : Monique Simard

Production: Mediactive