PLOT : After a remarkable and successful 30-year career in heavy metal and Italian-language world music, Montreal singer/songwriter Marco Calliari is ready to undertake his next creative challenge: writing and releasing music in French. Alongside a few of his peers–Paul Cargnello, Kathia Rock and Mamselle Ruiz–Calliari questions the Quebec music industry’s practices and policies regarding language. Can songwriters from Quebec’s cultural, linguistic and Aboriginal plurality carve out a place for themselves in the music industry of Quebec? Or is it time for industry leaders and decision makers to re-evaluate their priorities? AT 6:30PM, PRIOR TO THE MOVIE SCREENING ‘Dances In My Mind’: Mancuso|Mezza project - premiered on the BIG screen, followed by a performance that pays homage to Ennio Morricone, storytelling and my symbiotic relationship with Italy. Vittorio Mezza piano, Chendy Leon percussion, Dominic Mancuso vocals / guitar
Anita Aloisio. is a documentary filmmaker who obtained both her BA and Masters in Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. She is widely recognized as one of only a few female Italian-Québécois Canadian filmmakers. Her films often revolve around issues of immigration, language, culture and politics relevant to Québécois and Canadian society. Her first documentary film Straniera Come Donna - A woman, a Stranger (2002) was co-produced with the Ministry of Immigration and the NFB and explored how social and cultural traditions influence the lives of women of Italian origin living in Québec.
Marco Calliari, Franca Calliari, Mario Calliari, Paul Cargnello, Kathia Rock, Mamselle Ruiz, Christyna Pelletier,
Distribution Redhead Productions