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BIO

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Trained in psychology, music and cinema, Sylvie Lapointe explores different social, historical, political and personal here and elsewhere. The filmmaker chooses to transpose his thoughts in essay form film where the language of image, sound and music reflect its commitment to the art as to social justice and human rights.

She directed and produced « The Lesson of the Snail » exploring the educational system as a major player in the political and social changes in communities of Chiapas, Mexico. She wrote and published a few articles (Observatoire des Amériques – 2005) « The honeymoon with the Zapatistas is completed? « . His previous film was made in Guatemala Yanina, guerrilla or cooperante? (2001), a portrait of a woman committed against her, in the struggle against injustice.

She direct for television, film and short and medium works as a production manager in over fifty personal films as Homo toxicus which earned her a nomination for Best Research Les Gémeaux 2009.

She founded in 2007 her own production company to create a creative space where liberty at the real part in the point of view to participate at the survival of the fragile existence of documentaries.

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THE LESSON OF THE SNAIL

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SUMMARY

This documentary tells the story of a reconfiguration of the social world and political support of the education system from primary school.

SYNOPSIS

On the first of January in 1994, the indigenous people of Chiapas in Mexico, said loudly, their ras-le-bol of the system by describing it as a vector of poverty and injustice. In the context of globalization, they also alerted the rest of the world:  an another world must be possible.

The Zapatista resistance materializes in an organizational approach of the most intriguing among the revolutionary struggles of the contemporary world, alongside the current neoliberal hegemonic democracies.

The filmmaker Sylvie Lapointe moved to approach their daily investigating alternative educations systems of these communities. It has totally redefined the way to teach it is in correspondence with the values​​, political ideas and dreams of transformation. For this freedom, they refuse government subsidies. The community is fully committed to protect the language and culture.

THE LESSON OF THE SNAIL delimit the profile of an educational project as original as febrile movement that slowly but surely.

« We often illusory conviction what is different from us is OTHER ». Ryszard Kapuściński

Étape/Production stage/Etapa :

Post-Production 2010-2011

Réalisatrice/Director/Diretor :
Sylvie Lapointe

Scénariste/Screenwriter/Guionista :

Sylvie Lapointe

Producteur/Producer/Productor executivo :

Sylvie Lapointe

LES PRODUCTIONS COMO PUNTA

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Productrice déléguée/Executive producer:

Ida Durand

Durée/Duration/Duración:

60 min

Format/Formato :

HDV - couleur

Versions/Version/Versión :

Espagnol / Spanish / Español

S.T. Français / French / Francés

S.T. Anglais / English / Inglés

Assistant à la réalisation/Director’s assistant/Asistente del director :

Enrique Calva Juarez

Directeur photo/Director of photography/Director de fotografia :

Mark Morgenstern

Monteur/Editor/Editor :

Marco Luna


Année de production/Production year/Ano de producion :

2010

Pays producteur/Country/Origen :

Canada

Financement/Financing/Financiación :

SODEC, RDI, CALQ


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FESTIVALS

Vente/Sales agent/Contato comercial :

LES PRODUCTIONS COMO PUNTA

Montréal, Québec, Canada

H2J 3T3

Téléphone/Phone/Telefone:

1-514-522-5021

Courriel/Email/Correo :

sylvielapointe @ videotron.ca