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POST-PARTUM - still #1


NY Premiere

Director: Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre

Canada, 2004, 10 min

Shooting Format:16mm

Festival Year:2005

Category:Documentary Short

Cast:Cécile Michaud, Hélène St-Peirre, Julie St-Pierre

Crew:Cinematographer: Korbett Matthews - Original Score & Sound: Jonah Kamphorst

Sales:Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre c/o MJSTP FILMS - PO Box 56 Succursale R, Montreal, Quebec - CANADA, H2S 3K6 - T: 514.849.3318


When I was two months old, my mother abandoned me to my grandmother. She could no longer bear the sound of my incessant crying. I decided to make a film in order to revisit our past, with the women who were touched by this depression (my mother, my grandmother and myself). Symbolically, these women are universal because there is no face to post-partum depression.

About the director

Born in Murdochville, Quebec, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre is a filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada. Saint-Pierre has a B.F.A. Honors in Film Animation (2002) as well as an M.F.A. in Film Production (2005), both degrees from The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (Concordia University). Saint-Pierre's documentary work shows new approaches , blurring the lines between documentary and drama. The multi award winning director and film animator has directed several short animation and documentary films including Post-Partum and McLaren's Negatives (2007 JUTRA award winner for best animated film). She founded MJSTP Films, an animation and documentary production company in 2004 Overall, her work has been screened in prestigious festivals all around the world and received many awards. She has lectured in the art of the animated documentary in Europe and in Canada.

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