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In spring 2020, during the peak of the health crisis, François interviewed Gisèle, Jerry, Lorraine, Darquise, Leslie and Claude, residents of the private senior’s residence Les Jardins du Patrimoine in Val-d’Or, about their lived experience during the lockdown. His goal? Check in with them and have a direct access to this exceptional situation. In addition, François met with his 82-year-old mother, Alice.


Each encounter reveals the strangeness and violence of the lack of contact caused by this unprecedented pandemic, which are revealed by a word pronounced by one of Francis’ interlocutors: accolades (embrace).

Today, their stories are told in an intimate and honest way, in a series of short sound POESIS. 


Ideation and directing : François Grisé

Co-directing and music : Laurier Rajotte

Graphic design: Guillaume Boucher

A production by: Un et un font mille

Broadcast partners: Porte-Parole and the Collectif Nous sommes ici

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Un et un font mille would like to the Canada Council for the Arts for its support, via the Digital Originals initiative.