Ciné-ado: An OFF-FCMS for teenagers

Ciné-ado: An OFF-FCMS for teenagers

A scene from the movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015).

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Steve Bergeron La Tribune The Sherbrooke World Cinema Festival (FCMS) continues in the vein of satellite events, this time with an OFF-FCMS aimed at teenage audiences. The Ciné-Ado will be presented completely free from November 27 to 29 at the Léonard-Saint-Laurent Theater of the Séminaire de Sherbrooke. The pandemic and its repercussions on young people is one of the topics that will be tackled head-on during the six events planned for this weekend of activities.

“We are extremely happy to finally be able to present this first edition of Ciné-Ado. This project that we have cherished for several months aims not only to initiate discussions and reflections with young people and their families, but also to provide an outlet for adolescents who have, in one way or another, been affected by pandemic, ”explains Malika Bajjaje, CEO and co-founder of FCMS.

Le Ciné-Ado wishes to give young and old alike the opportunity to speak out around cinematographic works addressing the realities that affect adolescents and those around them. For example, on November 27 at 6 p.m., the screening of the film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl , by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, will be followed by a discussion on the themes of friendship, from illness to adolescence. and the power of art and symbols to get through difficult experiences. Moderated by Nathalie Plaat, psychologist and author, the conversation will bring together Patrick Lafortune, art therapist for Leucan Estrie, France Houle, drama teacher at Collège Mont Notre-Dame, and Chloé Salaün-Dahl, visual artist.

Let off steam

On the afternoon of November 28, teenage audiences will be invited to participate in a slam workshop with Riziki Mkandama and Sarah Badkoubé. The activity will be preceded by a few short films in order to begin the creative process and serve as inspiration. In the evening, the Défoule ton confinement gala will present a selection of very short films (from one to three minutes) produced by young high school residents from Sherbrooke. There is also still time to register for potential candidates, by going to the FCMS website.

On the morning of November 29, the impact of the pandemic on young people will take place, through short films and a discussion bringing together Mélissa Généreux, medical consultant at the Estrie public health department, Catherine Laurier and Katherine Pascuzzo , assistant professors in the psychoeducation department at the University of Sherbrooke, and Miguel M. Terradas, clinical psychologist working with children and adolescents who have experienced early relational traumas.

To find out more about the rest of the lineup or get all the details, go to No reservations are necessary for screenings and activities. As places are limited, the population is invited to arrive early.

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