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Lettres d’amour et de guerre: “human voices with a capital H” au Centre Pompidou

by Sabrina Mathews The Centre Pompidou in Paris included my film, Lettres d’amour et de guerre (A time of love and war), as part of their programming for Le mois de la documentaire in November 2014. The theme was “war letters” and the films address conflicts from the First World War through WWII, Vietnam, Algeria, …read more

Lettres d’amour et de guerre de Sabrina Mathews à Paris

Lettres d’amour et de guerre de Sabrina Mathews sera présenté le vendredi 21 novembre, 20h, au Cinéma de la Bibliothèque, Centre Pompidou à Paris en présence de la réalisatrice. Le film est présenté dans le cadre du Cycle de films documentaires: Lettres d’un Temps de guerre (du 7 au 27 novembre 2014). Lettres d’amour et …read more

Honour your word at Planet in Focus Festival, Toronto

Friends in GTA, Honour your word has been selected at the Planet in focus festival (November 6-9, 2014). HYW will screen November 7 at 3pm in the Nat Taylor Theatre, York University (Steeles/Keele). Director Martha Stiegman will be present for Q&A session following the screening. Amis-es de Toronto, Tenez votre parole a été sélectionné au …read more






Here We Remain


A film by Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier and Karine Van Ameringen in collaboration with Aude Maltais-Landry

Documentary, 52 min
Original version: French (Je serai là)
English subtitles (Here We Remain)
Subtítulos en español (Aquí voy a andar)

Producer: Marlene Edoyan
© 2010 Productions Multi-Monde
in collaboration with Les glaneuses

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Summary
Following the rhythm of the corn mill, the work in the fields, the preparation of meals and above all the passage of time, Here we remain explores the fabric of life in San Isidro Aloapam, Mexico, through the lives of five locals coping for years with the absence of loved ones. In this small community situated in Oaxaca State, the land, though fertile, is less and less cultivated. Faced with stiff American competition that forces down the price of corn in Mexico, the peasants are paradoxically obliged to go North to work on corporate farms in the United States. As a result, most families from San Isidro Aloapam resort to migration in order to meet their needs.

Rosenda, Modesta, Octavio, Elisabet and Merenciana allow us into the intimate corners of their lives. While some consider migration to be an alternative to poverty, others perceive it as a threat to the survival of the community and question the need to leave. Here we remain is the testimony of those who stay to those who have left, a film about longing for loved ones and hope for a better life.

Excerpt

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