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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 2: Building Community (16+)  

In 2015 and 2016, Montreal’s Collège de Maisonneuve found itself at the centre of media attention on several occasions, thanks to multiple attempts by young people to leave for jihad in Syria and Iraq, as well as a number of incidents and fights prematurely attributed to the radicalization of certain students. In response, the CEGEP decided to make the notion of living together in harmony a special pedagogical project. It hired “hall workers” and encouraged intercultural meetings, discussion forums, intergenerational debates and other projects, hoping that this knowledge sharing about the different cultures represented at the school would take place in a spirit of goodwill. The series is based on the points of view of seven students recorded in 2018 and in the fall of 2021. We see them at a turning point in the construction of their identity, and we discover their vision of the world, their values and their frustrations with adulthood, the job market and social pressure.  

Maisonneuve | Jean-Martin Gagnon | 2023 | 6 × 30 min 

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