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Catalogue Number:  NFB523019
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Éric Michel
Directors:  Manon Barbeau
Producing Agencies:  Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Arts, Documentary, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Media and Communications, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  French
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1998
Running Time:  14:47
Closed Captions:  Yes

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In 1948, Paul-Émile Borduas' Refus global manifesto proclaimed the end of the "reign of fear" embodied by the Duplessis regime. Fifty years later, all the history books mention this document which laid the foundations of modern Quebec. Daughter of one of the signatories, filmmaker Manon Barbeau takes a fresh look at this period. She went to meet the sons and daughters of Barbeau, Borduas, Mousseau and Riopelle, "children of Refus global" who, like her, suffered the consequences of their parents' revolutionary gesture. None of them emerged unscathed from a childhood made up of worries and abandonment, but also of a richness that only art can bring. Especially when it appears to us, as it does here, in the light of emotion.

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