Allemands de Montréal
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This medium-length video documentary reveals an important element of the Montreal cultural mosaic. Beyond the clichés and exotic images, Second Heimat Montreal displays the originality and the specificity of the German community of Montreal, a community which, for centuries now, has flourished in Canada. In accounts and scenes of their experience, German immigrants tell us of their life, their past, their hopes, their success or their difficulty in growing in the ethnic melting pot of Montreal. Their remarks are varied, emotional, sometimes contradictory and studded with fragments of their experience and memories. They shed light not only on their relationship to the city, its population and their mode of integration, but also on the reasons that set them  on the course of exile and that motivated them to contribute to the society and culture of a new country.

1998
Canada
44:41
Original language
German
Subtitles
French

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Credits

Direction
Ida Schlereth
Voice
Ida Schlereth
Participants
Walter von Mohrenschild
Fritz Grasshoff
Irmgard von Schwerin
Otto von Schwerin
Erwin Alt
Christel Alt
Thomas Alt
Rolf Hagen
Barbara Zaharescu
Helga Schmitz
Fritz Winkelmann
Pastor Eric E. Dyck
Elisabeth Heiss
Uwe Foerster
Horst Studte
Kurt Aach
Sylvia Berlin
Jürgen Heitzmann
Andreas Lange
Camera
Pierre Ouellette
Michel Laveaux
Guy Ladouceur
Eric Lépine
Dante Faidiga
Sound
Sophie Grenier
Gaetan Provencher
Editing
Ida Schlereth
Online Editing
Laura Lefave
Mixing
Martin Hurtubise
Text
Christine Nagel
Martin Morf
Translation
Caroline Gagnon
Production
Les Productions Ida Schlereth
Vidéographe

Technical information

Color
Color
Sound
Stereo
Keywords
Community, Testimony, Origin, Multiculturalism, Past, Celebration