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Alone, Together ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB523124
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Diane Poitras
Directors:  Paul Émile d'Entremont
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, French, Health and Medicine, Psychology, Social Issues
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2001
Running Time:  25m 50s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Is culture accepting of difference? This is the vital question that Nova Scotia filmmaker Paul Émile d'Entremont asks in his film about difference and identity. Alone, Together charts the quest of two Acadians: Simon, who is trying to come to terms with his sexuality, and Cynthia, who is searching for her biological mother. The filmmaker sees himself in Simon and Cynthia who, each in their own way, is seeking an answer to the existential questions: who am I? where do I belong? In daring to come out with his homosexuality, Simon is also able to assume his Acadian identity. After finding her birth mother, Cynthia finally untangles the various strands of her identity. Alone, Together shows Acadia as a multifaceted society embracing the more open attitudes of the 21st century. Today's Acadians are able to assume their difference and create their own identity. In French with English subtitles.

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