In the Pointe St. Charles neighbourhood of Montreal in the early 1970s, citizen involvement gave rise to a network of community groups. Faced with a difficult economic and social situation, welfare recipients and low-income workers, both French- and English-speaking, pooled their energies to improve their situation. By alternating first-person accounts from four fomrer activists with archival footage of projects in 1970, this documentary paints a living picture of the exemplary involvement of the citizens of Pointe St. Charles. This neighbourhood has survived thanks to solidarity and activism which must constantly be renewed.
Clinique communautaire de Pointe St-Charles
Black and white