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PASSAGES - still #1


NY Premiere

Director: Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre

Canada, 2008, 25 min

Festival Year:2009


WINNER: Best Animation

Crew:Producer: Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre - Editor: Kara Blake - Sound: Hugo Brochu - Animations & Drawings: Brigitte Archambault

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It was with great enthusiasm that I found out that I was expecting my first child. While I was awaiting the arrival of my bundle of joy, I never expected my labor would turn into a nightmare and that my baby and I would end up at death's door...


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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