On February 2014, Quebec's government announced that they would invest 115 million dollars towards exploration and exploitation of oil on Anticosti Island. This action was the first step toward an even more dependent oil province.
To date, many have critiqued several aspects of the project, especially the fact that the environmental impacts could be very harmful and because the economic benefits of the oil exploitation are uncertain.
Another issue to consider that is equally important is the place of citizen's voice. How do we measure people's opinion? Who has to accept? People from Anticosti or every resident of Quebec? Adults, youth? And what is the actual power held by citizens? All these questions are found under he umbrella concept of "social acceptability". In the end, are we talking about «social illusion»?
This projects aims to produce a short bilingual documentary of approximately 20 minutes about the impact of citizen's voices and their effects on the decisions regarding the exploration and exploitation of oil on Anticosti Island. We have already filmed the scenes in Montreal and Quebec city. We now need your help to reach the final step, that is to go and film on Anticosti Island.
Alexandra Nadeau (movie producer)
Florence-Lola Navia (project manager)
Mathilde Michaud (camera Montreal and Quebec city)
Dan Funk (camera Anticosti and editing)
link to the portofolio of Dan https://vimeo.com/user2900567
Here is a short video of the scenes we have filmed until now
"Anticosti" song performed by La Chorale du Peuple
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