French Livestream

Building on the success of last year’s RCtv livestreams, we’re excited to produce another edition of the Anti-Racism Programme, this year opening it up to broader audiences, including a French-language livestream, a livestream for elementary school students, and a third one for Anglophone high schools. 

The first RCtv livestream of the season will be entirely in French, showcasing a variety of Canadian short films on the theme of anti-racism, and featuring insightful conversations with exciting special guests, and questions from students across the country.

Our short film programme will focus on Indigenous perspectives, Black perspectives, and xenophobia. Students will have the opportunity to engage through our online platform in polls, Q&A, chat, discussion boards, etc.

More Details

  • The discussion will be live on Thursday, December 2 at 1:40 EST (See below for the time in your region), but if that time doesn’t work, you can still watch an interactive recording afterwards.
  • Includes lesson plans, sensitivity support resources, extension activities, and of course, access to the films.
  • Suitable for in-class or remote learning, for Grades 9 and above.
  • Suitable for native French speakers and FSL students who can follow a French-language conversation.
  • Entirely free of charge!

How does it work?

  1. Register: Fill out our online registration form to book your spot
  2. Before the Livestream: Watch the films with your students via streaming link or DVD provided by REEL CANADA
  3. Livestream: Log in to watch the online webcast LIVE, or watch a recording of it later
  4. Participate: From their own devices, students can engage in interactive activities (e.g., polling questions, instant reactions, discussion threads, and more!)

The Guests

Adriana Chartrand (Michif/mixed settler)

Chartrand is the Indigenous Initiatives Lead and Content Analyst for Telefilm Canada. Based in Toronto, ON, she previously worked as the Institute Manager for ImagineNATIVE (the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content), and holds an MA in Cinema Arts from the University of Toronto.

Kimberley Ann Surin

Surin is a filmmaker based in Montreal, QC, and the director of one of our spotlight shorts, Envers et Contre Tout, which was created as part of the Being Black in Montreal series. Her second short, Nourrir Les Rêves, premiered at Hot Docs earlier this year, and she is currently writing her first feature film.

About the Films

We are presenting five short films in the programme, totaling 50 minutes:

  • Le Chemin Rouge / The Red Path (15 min)
  • Recrue / Rebel (15 min)
  • Noeuds / Knots (9 min)
  • Envers et Contre Tout / Against All Odds (8 min)
  • Soeurs et Frères / Sisters and Brothers (3 min)

See here for descriptions and content advisories.

We are also offering a selection of optional bonus films to complement this programme, for teachers looking to expand the conversation even further.

Not a French teacher? Not a problem.

This livestream will be fully in French, but an English-subtitled version of the films and recorded discussion will be available after the live event. Our next two anti-racism livestreams will be presented in English and we would love for you participate live in those.

You can also download all this information as a shareable, printer-friendly PDF flyer