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Standing on the Line
A programme of films with the NFB for Paris 2024

Centre culturel canadien
June 18th, 2024 20:00 - 22:00

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Franchir la ligne de Paul Émile d'Entremont (2018)
Franchir la ligne de Paul Émile d'Entremont (2018)

For Pride Month, in the run-up to the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics in Paris and in connection with the exhibition “Composition for an ensemble, or The Spirit of The Games“, the Canadian Cultural Centre is offering a selection of films from the National Film Board of Canada collection.

On Tuesday, June 18 at 8pm, join us for the screening of “Standing on the Line” by Acadian filmmaker Paul Émile d’Entremont: a documentary that breaks the silence surrounding homosexuality in amateur and professional sport, by giving a voice to top athletes.

Standing on the Line by Paul Émile d’Entremont
Canada / 2018 / 1 h 20 min
Production National Film Board of Canada  – Trailer 

In both amateur and professional sports, being gay remains taboo. Few dare to come out of the closet for fear of being stigmatized, and for many, the pressure to perform is compounded by a further strain: whether or not to affirm their sexual orientation. Breaking the code of silence that prevails on the field, on the ice and in the locker room, this film takes a fresh and often moving look at some of our gay and lesbian athletes, who share their experiences with the camera. They’ve set out to overcome prejudice in the hopes of changing things for the athletes of tomorrow.

In partnership with the National Film Board of Canada.
This event is part of the programme for the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad.

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Centre culturel canadien
130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

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Franchir la ligne - Mardi 18 juin à 20h