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Toronto Public Library – Brentwood Branch
36 Brentwood Rd N, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8X 2B5

As part of the Rendez-vous de la francophonie 2024 programming, the Toronto Public Library (Brentwood Branch) will have a free screening of the following program:

Program 1: Head in the Stars (14+) 

The documentary series Étoile du Nord (North Starfollows the inspiring journey of Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, resident astronomer at the renowned Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. As head of the SIGNALS project, she leads a team of some 60 scientists. Together, they study the formation of stars to better understand their influence on the universe.  

Directed by Patrick Bossé, the series portrays the extraordinary daily life of this Quebec-born scientist with Innu roots. From the summit of the volcano Mauna Kea, Laurie uses cutting-edge instruments to make the sky reveal its secrets. The five short episodes, which blend Rousseau-Nepton’s personal story with scientific explanations, reveal a determined young woman who shines in a traditionally male-dominated profession. An outstanding science popularizer, Laurie conveys her passion for celestial objects and the importance of knowing where we came from to understand where we’re going.  

Étoile du Nord (North Star) | Patrick Bossé | 2023 | 5 × 15 min | voiceover in English 

For more info, contact the organiser: Toronto Public Library – NFB Film Screening: Étoile du Nord (North Star) (


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