The Québec Government Office in Washington is excited that the film “Hochelaga, terre des âmes (Hochelaga, Land of Souls)” will again be screened in the American capital, during AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center's Canada Now Film Series. This epic narrative offers a kaleidoscopic take on history that prompts timely reflection on the role of origin, identity, and place in shaping the soul of a nation.
In this four-time Canadian Screen Award winning film, Québécois director François Girard tells the 750 year-long story of Hochelaga, from its origins as a St. Lawrence Iroquois village to the arrival of Jacques Cartier in 1535 and subsequent French and British colonization, through the 1837-38 Rebellions all the way to 2017, the 375th birthday of Québec’s metropolis, Montréal. This screening is part of the BQW's 40th anniversary celebrations #QuébecDC40.
This epic narrative offers a kaleidoscopic take on history that prompts timely reflection on the role of origin, identity, and place in shaping the soul of a nation.
The film is presented in French, English, Algonquin and Mohawk with English subtitles.
Duration: 100 minutes
SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Coleville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Metro: Silver Spring (Red Line)
Tickets ($13.00) are available on AFI Silver Theatre's website or at the box office. Follow us on Twitter and correctly answer Thursday morning's #TwittoTriviaBQW question for your chance to win two free tickets!
Are you a McGill University Alum? The DC McGill Alumni Association is organizing an activity before this film that takes place on McGill's downtown campus.