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Dominic Leclerc

Canada/Quebec | V.O. French | 2022 | 52 min | DCP | color | Documentary | World Premiere

As the pandemic has rekindled the concept of autonomy, a key question arises: is Canada in a position to one day become autonomous? What is this legacy that would allow us to seek autonomy? Are our natural resources at the heart of this autonomy? Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, there has been a lot of discussion about health products and drugs, and then food autonomy quickly became part of a new ideology. Canada is rich in natural resources; producing “here, for us” has been done in Quebec with the nationalization of electricity, for example. But what about our fresh water reserves, forests, minerals and ocean and land products? To be autonomous, we must be sovereign, masters of our own house and owner of our own territory and its resources. Are we in fact? Over the past 40 years, Canadians, like all western peoples, have embraced globalization, allowing us to obtain a wide variety of products at reasonable prices. Even whitefish from Vietnam has shown up on our plates! However, this globalization has had a number of negative effects, including the financialization of our resources. The pandemic, combined with a more nationalist government, has led us to believe in local production, here, for us. But is this minor revolution a utopian dream or is it achievable?

Director Dominic Leclerc
Cinematographer Katerine Giguère
Screenplay Renée Claude Riendeau
Participation Marie-Lyne Joncas
Production Productions Lustitia


Dominic Leclerc

Born in Rouyn-Noranda, Dominic Leclerc chose very early to share his journey with his camera. Director, cinematographer and editor, he takes charge of most of the production stages of the projects he manages. Leaving his mark with a neat and playful signature, his regional fiber leads him to create works aimed at promoting Abitibi-Témiscamingue, such as LLes Chiens-Loups (2019), Alex marche à l’amour (2017) ou Entre l’épinette et la licorne (2010) et C’est beau comme c’est vrai (2012). He is also in charge of photography and editing for the film Voir Ali (Martin Guérin 2009). It is with a concern for authenticity that Dominic Leclerc has been producing various reports for Télé-Québec and Canal Savoir for the past five years.