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Pre-launch screenings of Moïse Marcoux-Chabot’s Ramaillages (Gatherings, NFB) begin February 14 in the Gaspésie. Six-episode documentary series will be available on NFB.ca starting March 7.


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January 29, 2020 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Preview screenings of Moïse Marcoux-Chabot’s NFB-produced documentary series Ramaillages (Gatherings) will begin on February 14 in the Gaspésie, where the series was shot. This must-see series provides fresh insights into regional development, examining environmental challenges from a sensitive and enlightened perspective. The Gaspésie tour will kick off on February 14 in Mont-Louis, followed by screenings in Percé, Gaspé, Bonaventure and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, with the director and several of the films’ participants in attendance. The series consists of six 30-minute episodes, which will be available on NFB.ca starting March 7 in addition to being screened at festivals. Moïse Marcoux-Chabot, who is personally involved in the new initiatives explored in the series, gives audiences privileged access to the beauty of the people, the language and the land over the course of several seasons. Ramaillages (Gatherings) is the first 100% NFB-produced documentary series.

This captivating series marks the first collaboration between the NFB and Marcoux-Chabot, best known for his participation in the Course des régions and his short films, including Lespouère, which won awards at the Percéides Festival and in Louisiana, USA. The filmmaker takes a loving, sensitive look at the inspiring, hope-filled individuals who led him to move to the Gaspé region so that he could join them in preserving and developing the land, ideals that are part of a global movement.


“There’s something happening in the Gaspé. A movement. I’m going to be part of it and I want to document it. I want to be attuned to what Gaspésiens have to say—long-time residents and newcomers alike—the same way Pierre Perrault was with the people of Île-aux-Coudres.” – Moïse Marcoux-Chabot, in his pitch to producer Colette Loumède (NFB)

“I started dreaming of a life doing things that don’t necessarily have a purpose but that are meaningful […] I don’t want a cheap life. I want a good life.” – Patrick Dubois (Carleton-sur-Mer), storyteller and series participant

Quick facts

Preview screening tour in the Gaspésie

All screenings will start at 5:00 p.m., with the director and several participants from the series in attendance.

  • Friday, February 14, Mont-Louis, La Face B
  • Friday, February 21, Percé, Centre communautaire L’Oasis
  • Saturday, February 22, Gaspé, La Petite Églize
  • Sunday, February 23, Bonaventure, Loco Local
  • Friday, February 28, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Sea Shack

About the documentary series

Ramaillages (Gatherings) by Moïse Marcoux-Chabot (6 × 30 min)
Produced by Colette Loumède at the NFB.
All six episodes will be available online starting March 7.

Hewing to the direct cinema tradition, Marcoux-Chabot and his participatory camera encounter men and women living in a vast rural region, letting their dreams take root and knitting a tighter social fabric—one stitch at a time.

Episode 2 – SEEDS
Episode 3 – ROOTS
Episode 4 – EMBERS
Episode 5 – HARVESTS

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Electronic Press Kit | Images, trailers, synopses: Ramaillages (Available in French only)

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