As part of Women’s History Month in Canada, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to the screening of the documentary “Higher Than Flames Will Go” by Acadian director Monique LeBlanc, adapted from the moving poem Higher Than Flames Will Go by Quebec poet Louise Dupré (Éditions Bruno Doucey), winner of the Governor General’s Award of Canada in 2011.
Devastated by a visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau, a woman, a grandmother, tries to go on living and caring for a child. Because beyond the worst man-made horrors there is childhood, through which all roads to the future must pass. Weaving different stories, different experiences and different landscapes together, from Auschwitz to Canada via the United States, Nicaragua and the Ukraine, the filmmaker offers a moving meditation on how we might lift the youth that will inherit this world “higher than flames will go.”
This screening will be followed by a conversation with Louise Dupré and by a signing session.
Canadian poet, novelist and playwrite Louise Dupré has published some twenty books, including the poetry collections Higher Than Flames Will Go (2010) and The Haunted Hand (2016), published by Éditions du Noroît and Éditions Bruno Doucey, and the novels L’album multicolore (2014) and Théo à jamais (2020), published by Héliotrope. Higher Than Flames Will Go won the Grand Prix Québecor of the Festival International de la Poésie de Trois-Rivières and the Governor General’s Award of Canada in 2011.
Higher than the Flames, Monique LeBlanc
Canada – 2020 – Documentary – 104 min
An evening in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada.
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