Hochelaga, Land of Souls

The latest film from internationally acclaimed director François Girard (Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, The Red Violin), Hochelaga, Land of Souls is a mesmerizing time travel drama spanning eight centuries of layered indigenous, colonial, and contemporary histories.

A tremendous downpour hits Montreal, and a spectacular sinkhole opens up in McGill University's stadium in the middle of a football game. It is evacuated, and a few hours later, it becomes a protected archaeological site. Centuries of history are revealed beneath the field. A Mohawk archaeologist begins investigating and discovers the multitude of generations who have occupied this land, each with buried secrets. Baptiste then sets out to find what he has spent his career searching for: the vestiges of the village of Hochelaga where his Iroquoian ancestors met French explorer Jacques Cartier in October 1535.

A talk-back will be held after the film with Martin Dionne, Public & Governmental Affairs Officer at the Quebec Government Office in Chicago.

This screening is presented by the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago and the Quebec Government Office in Chicago in partnership with the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Missouri at Columbia.


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