Montreal International Documentary Festival takes over city parks

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) offers free outdoor screenings June 16 to August 18.

A selection of 12 documentaries will be screened in 10 Montreal parks and several unusual venues. The series is presented by documentary channel Planète+. Screenings start at nightfall, and most will be followed by a Q&A.

The first is Thursday, June 16, 9 pm at Parc du Portugal with The Roots Remain (Retour aux sources) by Jean-Sébastien Francoeur and Andrew Marchand-Boddy, in the original English, French and Khmer version, with French subtitles. Presented in collaboration with MURAL international public art festival, artist FONKi will attend the screening. The Roots Remain follows mural artist FONKi back to Cambodia, where his family had fled during the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

Films included in the outdoor series: Marinoni by Tony Girardin, Pipelines, pouvoir et démocratie by Olivier D. Asselin, Bienvenue à F.L. by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles, La Trilogie du départ: La Métropolitaine, Taxi pour deux and Île et aile by Dan Popa, Everything will be by Julia Kwan, Oncle Bernard, l’anti-leçon d’économie by Richard Brouillette, I’m Gone: A Film about Amy by Julie Bourbonnais and Geneviève Philippon, Maman? Non merci! by Magenta Baribeau, Invention by Mark Lewis.

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